ERIC Number: ED119013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
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The Application of DACUM in Retraining and Post-Secondary Curriculum Development: Revised Second Edition.
Sinnett, William E.
The paper id divided into five parts, introduced by the research rationale and a definition of the DACUM (Designing a Curriculum) approach to curriculum, learning, and evaluation in occupational training. As a process, DACUM is a group-accomplished occupational subject area skills analysis; as a product, it is a graphic representation of those skills, called a DACUM chart, which can be used as a curriculum plan. Part 1 of the paper reviews the current literature on task analysis techniques used for systematic curriculum development. Part 2 describes the ways DACUM is being used, and Part 3 is the DACUM procedures manual, for coordinators leading groups in developing DACUM charts (skills profiles). Part 4 is a 142-page collection of terminal performance objectives drawn from completed DACUM charts, classified into 24 general areas according to the Canadian Classifications and Dictionary of Occupations. Part 5 presents conclusions and implications: DACUM provides a means of building a large data base of instructional objectives, a necessary element for a highly flexible, computer-managed instructional system close to the open college concept. An epilog contains comments and additional ideas. Appended are several pages of charts and diagrams related to the DACUM skills analysis process. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Charts, Coordination, Course Objectives, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Data Processing, Databases, Foreign Countries, Group Discussion, Job Analysis, Job Training, Open Education, Postsecondary Education, Skill Analysis, Task Analysis, Training Objectives, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada