ERIC Number: ED327724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the Towards Competency Seminar. A Seminar on Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Vocational Education in New Zealand (Wellington, New Zealand, August 30-31, 1988).
Wagner, Graham, Ed.
These proceedings begin with opening remarks that discuss seminar concerns and objectives. These remarks define two concerns: (1) evaluation of the methods of curriculum development and evaluation appropriate for vocational education in New Zealand; and (2) development of guidelines to assist educators to meet the requirements for competency-based education. "Towards Competency" (Phil Goff) and the subsequent comment on the paper discuss the new National Vocational Qualifications Board. Four keynote speeches presented are: "Towards Competency: An Industry View" (Ray Tayler); "The Role of the Policy-maker in Vocational Education and Training" (Catherine Gibson); "Providers" (Turoa K. Royal); and "A Researcher's Viewpoint" (Ian Livingstone). An overview of the keynote speeches follows. Presenters' notes are then provided for eight presentations/workshops on practical applications of competency-based vocational curriculum development and evaluation: "Peer Group Assessment and Competency-Based Training" (Bernice Kelly); "Competency-Based Curricula in Agriculture Training" (Ray Craven); "Competency-Based Education in the Service Sector" (John Olds); "Management of Evaluation" (Mary Boyle); "An Application of Competency-Based Training" (Victor Johnson); "Technology and the Vocational and Academic Curriculum: Methods for Integration and Evaluation" (G. Khan); "Modularisation: Implications and Examples, Competency-Based Learning Programme--Carrington Polytechnic, and Needs-Based Learning on Campus" (Lesley Edgley, Irene Lynch); and "The DACUM Process and Its Application in Developing Competency-Based Training for the Apprenticeable Trades in the Motor Industry" (Nano Morris, Steven Wickens). Participants' comments follow the first six presentations. The next section summarizes discussion group sessions by outlining the issues reported by the groups. A discussion of the main points or themes arising from the speeches, presentations, and workshops follows. Other contents include closing remarks form various participants; a selection of retrospective views from representative participants; a summary; and lists of the working party and participants. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.; Vocational Training Council, Wellington (New Zealand).
Identifiers: New Zealand