ERIC Number: ED209471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Metric Education Resources for Health Educators. A Workshop for Health Educators.
Vos, Robert; Sandiford, Janice R.
These workshop materials are designed to provide basic information and develop competencies necessary for the health occupations teacher to use and integrate metrics into the curriculum. Objectives and activities of the three-hour workshop are outlined. Informational materials cover historical development of the metric system, metric units, metric equivalents, rationale for metrification, and metric symbols. A glossary of metric terms is provided. Questions to guide discussion about the metric system are listed. Material specific to use of the metric system in the field of health is then provided. Activities are included that allow for practice in using the metric system and identifying strategies for implementing metric education into the health occupations curriculum. A pretest and prepost test are presented. Ten transparency masters that may be used by the teacher in the classroom are also given. A 12-page bibliography compiled by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics lists metric information sources in these categories: books, workbooks, and posters; manipulative aids and kits; films and filmstrips; filmloops and videocassettes; slides and transparencies; audiocassettes and records; periodicals, reports and pamphlets; games; and duplicating masters. (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Behavioral Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Metric System, Postsecondary Education, Pretests Posttests, Resource Materials, Teacher Workshops, Transparencies, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida International Univ., Miami.