ERIC Number: ED137499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul-30
Reference Count: 0
Designing Educational Learning from Task Analysis.
Alabama Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Montgomery.; Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Vocational Education.
A project designed to develop valid performance based curriculum materials for selected occupational programs had the following objectives: (1) To identify a common core of basic skills for seven occupational cluster areas; (2) to prepare catalogs of performance objectives and criterion referenced measures for seven occupational cluster areas; (3) to field test the catalogs on incumbent workers in the occupational areas; (4) to conduct inservice education for curriculum developers on the utilization of performance objectives catalogs; (5) to utilize the performance objectives catalogs in designing curricular materials; and (6) to disseminate the catalogs to other States for utilization in curriculum development. The project used an adaptation of the Air Force system for task analysis and performance objectives development to design the catalogs and then translate them into curricula materials. Catalogs developed addressed the following occupations: Alterationist, auto parts clerk, bookkeeping/accounting/payroll clerk, cosmetology, licensed practical nursing, masonry, and nursery production. One result of the project was a model for an integrated approach to criterion-referenced curriculum development involving a process for literature review, task analysis of incumbent workers, performance objectives development, and curriculum field testing. The following products also resulted from the projects: (1) A state-of-the-art study of the curriculum development related to each occupation selected; (2) a list of occupational tasks required for each occupation selected; (3) a catalog of performance objectives, criterion-referenced measures and performance guides for each occupation, and (4) a variety of curriculum materials for each occupation studied. (LAS)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Material Development, Performance Criteria, Performance Specifications, Task Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Montgomery.; Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Vocational Education.