ERIC Number: ED329857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Seven Skills of the Assessor.
Lougheed, Val; Hunter, Bev
Northern Lights Vocational Services of Ontario (Canada) is an agency that grew out of a need for people to have access to vocational services on a local basis. It replaces traditional, facility-based testing technologies with new tools that can be used in a community setting. The agency has developed an approach to vocational evaluation and assessment known as the Northern Lights Task and Time Analysis System. This guide lists seven skills of the assessor, and lists criteria associated with each skill. The skills are as follows: (1) work with the process--know that assessments have beginnings, middles and ends; (2) join with the person--relate to the person's individuality and "specialness"; (3) create a climate of acceptance and respect--avoid words, thoughts, gestures and tones that imply judgment or criticism; (4) take the Columbo approach--explore and question everything; (5) record all available information--look for patterns, explore possibilities; (6) analyze data in conjunction with the person--discuss what the person perceives as the outcome of his or her experiences in the process; and (7) be creative--use humor and have fun. (LLL)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Lights Vocational Services, Minden (Ontario).
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Consultation on Vocational Counselling (17th, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 22-24, 1991).