ERIC Number: ED116070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Coping in the World of Work: Practice in Problem Solving.
Campbell, Robert E.; Wynn, George A.
To help students in their adjustment to work, The Center for Vocational Education at Ohio State University has developed an instructional unit entitled, "Coping in the World of Work: Practice in Problem Solving." The unit is designed to: (1) acquaint students with the range of work entry and job adjustment problems they will encounter in making the transition from school to work, (2) familiarize students with the five-step problem solving approach, (3) apply the problem solving approach to real-life simulated practice problems, and (4) apply the problem solving approach to real problems outside the classroom. The five-step approach involves: (1) diagnosing the problem, (2) generating solutions, (3) evaluating the solutions, (4) choosing a solution, and (5) validating the solution. The unit involves each student in a variety of structured group experiences such as role-playing, "in-basket" exercises, sociodramas, case studies, and so forth designed to aid them in discovering their own courses of action in solving simulated problems. It also provides for expansion at a number of points, is flexible for teaching purposes, is low in overall cost, has been field tested over a two-year period, and is planned for 1976 availability. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (31st, New York, New York, March 23-26, 1975)