ERIC Number: ED289966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Determine Individual Training Needs. Module N-3 of Category N--Teaching Adults. Professional Teacher Education Module Series.
This module, one in a series of performance-based teacher education learning packages, focuses on a specific skill that vocational educators need to create appropriate learning environments and to plan and manage instruction that is well-suited to the learning and psychological needs of today's adults. The purpose of the module is to give the teacher skill in identifying kinds of information needed to determine individual training needs and in selecting appropriate strategies for gathering that information. Introductory material provides terminal and enabling objectives, a list of resources, and general information. The main portion of the module includes three learning experiences based on the enabling objectives: (1) demonstrate knowledge of the rationale for determining training needs and information for identifying those needs; (2) plan, conduct, and evaluate a needs assessment; and (3) critique a case study on maintaining student records. Each learning experience presents activities with information sheets, samples, worksheets, checklists, and self-checks with model answers. Optional activities are provided. Completion of these three learning experiences should lead to achievement of the terminal objectives through the fourth and final learning experience that requires (1) an actual teaching situation in which individual training needs can be determined, and (2) a teacher performance assessment by a resource person. An assessment form is included. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Needs, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Needs Assessment, Secondary Education, Student Needs, Student Records, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Skills, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials, 120 Driftmier Engineering Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 274 810 and CE 048 697-702.