ERIC Number: ED283977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Rehabilitation Associate Training for Employed Staff. Task Analysis (RA-2).
Davis, Michael J.; Jensen, Mary
This learning module, which is intended for use in in-service training for vocational rehabilitation counselors, deals with writing a task analysis. Step-by-step guidelines are provided for breaking down a task into small teachable steps by analyzing the task in terms of the way in which it will be performed once learned (method), the steps to be taught in sequence (content), and the teaching method to be used (process). Guidelines are also presented for giving the proper amount of training and for redoing the task analysis process if material turns out to be too difficult or easy for an individual client. A brief history and rationale for task analysis are provided. Special emphasis is placed on the relevance of task analysis to vocational rehabilitation. Also provided are sample analyses of tasks performed by a single individual (handwashing, greeting, soldering, and baking a jiffy-mix cake), and a task involving more than one participant (playing catch). An annotated bibliography included in the module describes five commercially available task analyses. An appendix includes a sample analysis of the task of throwing a ball one-handed and over-hand that is complete with a task statement, statement of the method to be used, a list of the 13 steps required to perform the task, and a process breakdown (including format, feedback, and procedural guidelines). (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Counselor Training, Disabilities, Inservice Education, Instructional Development, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Postsecondary Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Sequential Approach, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods, Vocational Rehabilitation
Materials Development Center, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.; Ellsworth Community Coll., IA Falls, IA.
Note: For related documents, see CE 047 642-655.