ERIC Number: ED340902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
GENTEC--Phase II: A Curriculum and Instructional Materials on Topics of Generic Technology. Volume I: Final Report. Volume II: Instructional Modules.
Hofstrand, Richard K.; Bedwell, Robin E.
These volumes describe and contain products of Project GENTEC, which identified and defined 29 generic technical (GENTEC) competencies. (A GENTEC competency is an idea or structure of ideas that contributes to the production and/or distribution of goods and/or services and that involves worker behaviors, including critical thinking, emotions, and actions.) Volume I describes preparation of student-based instructional modules and accompanying teacher's addenda on four GENTEC concepts, field testing, and product dissemination. Other contents include information on GENTEC, definitions of terms, and descriptor sheets of 29 GENTEC competencies, which provide an example, definition, rationale, intended learner outcomes, and resources/references. Volume II contains instructional modules, each with a teacher's addendum, on these GENTEC competencies: technical teamwork, technical problem solving, productivity, and technical judgment. Each instructional module contains the following: an introduction; intended learner outcomes; a list of key questions to which the subsequent pages provide answers, including terms commonly associated with the competency; a list of references; and listing of recommended resources. The teacher's addendum provides an overview of GENTEC, definition and example of the competency, intended learner outcomes, resources/references list, additional instructional activities, student evaluation instrument(s), answer keys, and additional instructional resources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Employment Potential, Evaluative Thinking, High Schools, Independent Study, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Material Development, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Productivity, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teaching Guides, Teamwork, Technical Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston.