ERIC Number: ED418252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Applied Technology: Targets for Learning. Preparing Successful Problem Solvers in the Workplace.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
This curriculum guide provides resources that teachers and trainers can use to help learners improve their ability to apply technology problem-solving skills in the workplace. The instructional strategies and practice problems in the guide are patterned after those of the American College Testing (ACT) Work Keys System. Gains in skill levels can be measured by Work Keys assessments and by the assessment provided in this guide. The guide includes information that will help instructors offer learners opportunities to solve workplace problems that demonstrate the physical principles inherent in mechanical, electrical, fluid dynamic, and thermodynamic heat systems. The following information is discussed: Work Keys, applied technology, proficiency outcomes, problem solving, instructional strategies, using practice problems, pretesting and posttesting, resources for instructors, and resources for learners. The instructional strategies and practice problems are divided by Work Keys level for improving through Levels 3-6. Four appendixes contain the following: (1) a list of 9 references; (2) lists of applied technology resources, such as 44 sources of learning activities, 25 books for learners, 4 sources for instructional kits, 9 instructional computer software and laser disks, 11 suppliers of science resources and materials, and 18 Internet sites; (3) a list of basic scientific principles; and (4) selected Ohio Science Proficiency Outcomes for sixth-, ninth- and twelfth-grades.. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Energy Education, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Science and Society, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Technical Education, Technology Education, Vocational Education
Vocational Instructional Materials Lab, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090; toll-free phone: 800-848-4815; fax: 614-292-1260.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Ohio Office of School-to-Work, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
Identifiers: Work Keys (ACT)
Note: For a related document, see CE 076 148.