ERIC Number: ED340940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
A Participant's Handbook for a Train-the-Trainer Program.
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC.
This handbook for a week-long Train-the-Trainer Program is intended to provide union members with the skills to teach labor education classes. After incorporating the principles, program participants should be able to do the following: tap into the student experiences; develop teacher student communication; appreciate good industrial design; and use a variety of student-oriented approaches. The first section provides information on how to conduct student needs analysis and on the use of warm-up exercises. This section includes four appendices: a sample learning needs questionnaire survey used in Stewards Training Programs; the Alaska settlement game; the red/blue game; and an introduction type warm-ups or icebreakers. The second section discusses setting course objectives and principles of how adults learn; its appendix lists 10 general principles of learning. Instructional techniques and the effective use of questions are addressed in section 3; application of the teaching techniques used by the British Trades Union Congress and nontraditional questionnaires are appended. The fourth section addresses teaching aids, class control, and team teaching, with an appendix providing suggested responses to classroom problems. The program evaluation section includes a sample evaluation form for a labor education class. (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Class Activities, Course Objectives, Educational Media, Educational Objectives, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Labor Education, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Questioning Techniques, Reference Materials, Team Teaching, Trainers, Training Methods, Unions
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC.