ERIC Number: ED215095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Competency-Based Curriculum in Transportation. General Industrial Arts.
Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Designed and written for industrial arts instructors and students, this teacher-developed curriculum offers both a model for instructors and practical guidelines for classroom activities that explore the field of transportation. Various aspects of course design and delivery are covered in the introductory section, including course goals and objectives, student outcomes, curriculum format, instructor guidelines for organizing and composing student learning modules, a bibliography, and achievement forms. The remaining units deal with the following topics: transportation in the United States today; energy and power (fossil, solar, mechanical, chemical, and nuclear energy); the air transporation system (facilities, services, and vehicles); land transportation (the economic importance of land transporation, the history of land transportation, urban streets and thoroughfares, rural roads and highways, railroads, and pipelines and other conveyances); water transportation (inland waterways and ocean transportation); and prime movers (heat, combustion, Brayton cycle internal combustion, Stirling cycle external combustion, and Rankine cycle external combustion engines). Each unit contains the following: unit objectives, performance objectives; content outlines, teacher activities, student activities, references, resources, information sheets, transparency masters, and tests and test answers. Also covered in each unit are occupations associated with the given type of transportation examined. (MN)
Descriptors: Air Transportation, Auto Mechanics, Aviation Mechanics, Behavioral Objectives, Bus Transportation, Competence, Competency Based Education, Definitions, Energy, Engines, Fuels, Guidelines, Industrial Arts, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Models, Motor Vehicles, Nuclear Energy, Occupational Information, Power Technology, Public Facilities, Rail Transportation, Records (Forms), Secondary Education, Solar Radiation, Teacher Developed Materials, Transportation, Travel, Vehicular Traffic, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.