ERIC Number: ED387590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
SCANS: The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills/U.S. Department of Labor. A Practical Guide for Identifying and Using SCANS Competencies in Technical/Occupational Programs.
Mountain View Coll., Dallas, TX.
This booklet, which is designed primarily for college-level instructors, curriculum developers, and instructional designers, explains the processes of assessing technical and occupational courses for the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies and planning for SCANS inclusion in new or existing courses and programs. Presented first is an expanded list of SCANS competencies that includes the basic SCANS workplace competencies (managing resources, exhibiting interpersonal skills, working with information, applying systems knowledge, and using technology), and foundations (demonstrating basic skills, demonstrating thinking skills, and exhibiting personal qualities such as integrity and responsibility) currently required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and recommended subcompetencies. Procedures for identifying SCANS competencies addressed in established courses/programs and matching course materials to SCANS competencies are detailed. Next, guidelines for using the SCANS competencies as a quality control/continuous improvement tool are listed and discussed. Appended are the following: sample work forms; sample workplace competency statement for course syllabi; general definitions for the SCANS competencies; lists of common action verbs for the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains; and list of generic objects for use in learning outcomes. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mountain View Coll., Dallas, TX.
Identifiers: Secretarys Comm on Achieving Necessary Skills; Texas