ERIC Number: ED246285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Introduction to Dacum. Dacum 1.
Mitchell, Barbara J.
This booklet, the first in a series of four volumes on the Designing a Curriculum (Dacum) process, is intended to explain to Dacum workshop participants exactly what Dacum is and why it was created. The first section of the guide traces the development of Dacum as a program planning model that was established in the late 1960s in response to the need to solve practical training problems. Discussed next are new approaches to the Dacum process that were initiated in the mid-1970s at vocational and technical programs in colleges and universities across British Columbia. The third section of the guide, an outline of Dacum principles and procedures, deals with the following steps in the Dacum model: conducting a job analysis, establishing objectives, and designing instruction. The benefits provided by Dacum to learners, instructors, administrators, and employers are enumerated. Concluding the booklet are a list of available skill profile charts from the British Columbia Research and Development Branch, course outlines, and course objectives for a variety of vocational and technical education subject areas, as well as suggestions for further reading. (MN)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Instructional Development, Instructional Materials, Models, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Services Branch, Ministry of Education, 878 Viewfield Road, Victoria, BC V9A 4V1 ($2.00 for set of four, plus 10% shipping). 10% for shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Centre for Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: Canada