ERIC Number: ED231266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Task Analysis: A Proactive Paradigm.
Cipriano, Robert E.
A sequential and developmental curriculum design is conceptualized, based on task analysis. Task analysis is a detailed inquiry into actions undertaken in performing specific tasks or jobs. Baseline data form a database on which education and training programs are designed, produced, and evaluated. The following are sources of information for task analysis: technical materials (e.g., books, manuals); interviews and discussion with supervisors, workers, and experts; a daily log of specific duties within each job; and observations of practitioners. A flow chart of generic tasks that therapeutic recreation personnel should be able to perform at different educational levels (i.e., entry-level, associate professional, and professional) is presented, along with a functional task analysis approach to curriculum development at the graduate level. The therapeutic recreation field is broken down into seven roles, competencies needed within each area, and job responsibilities. Task analysis applications might include the following: selection of job applicants; development of job descriptions; articulation between educational levels; identification of remedial needs; isolation of education/training objectives; indication of personnel needs; and employee evaluation. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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