ERIC Number: ED335474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: 0
VTAE Problem-Solving Workshop (Menomonie, Wisconsin, April 29-May 1, 1991).
Nelson, Orville; Lee, Howard
This paper describes a 3-day workshop designed for Wisconsin Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education instructors who taught technical/occupational coursework and focused on problem-solving techniques used in business and industry. Problem-solving techniques were identified through personal and telephone interviews in a sample of 200 training directors in businesses and industries (30% responded). Participants were taught to develop competencies in using common problem-solving techniques, demonstrate competency in using simulation tests of the solutions, and acquire skills in designing follow-up evaluations of problem solutions. (The bulk of this document is composed of four appendices: (1) problem-solving survey results; (2) participant's action plans; (3) workshop materials and handouts; and (4) contact letters. Materials and handouts include information on problem solving and decision making in the printing industry and on small group problem solving, cause-effect diagrams, competency-based learning materials, and Pareto diagrams. Other materials deal with graphic problem-solving techniques, problem solving in business and industry, designed experiments, and evaluation of problem-solving skills. The workshop agenda and 15 references are included.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.