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ERIC Number: ED354318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Pages: 13
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The Immersion Instructional Model: A Report from the Work Place.
Watt, David M.; Jones, Paul
Any proposal for training has to satisfy two major components: it must be job relevant and be accomplished without major interruption of work schedules, while incorporating strategies to help eliminate absenteeism. One recently developed model for basic skills training, the Immersion Instructional Model, meets these criteria and provides significant gains in reading and mathematics for the labor force. Conducted on company time for each work force level, this model has proven itself in a variety of business and industry settings. Based on the needs of the organization, sessions run from 2-4 hours daily for a period of 2 weeks. The model uses needs analysis (preparation) and program delivery (operations) as interlocking elements for delivery of work force tailored training. The needs analysis involves an audit of the workplace, setting of learning objectives, formulation of activities to achieve objectives, and selection of instructional materials and personnel. During the operations phase, appropriate instructional methodologies are broken down into specific learning tasks and sequenced into a daily schedule. Assessment provides checkpoints as well as feedback of objective attainment. This model has been conducted at a major midwest university; personnel of the residence and dining halls work force were targeted. Findings show employees averaged a gain of two reading levels. One year later, employees were continuing to learn, study, and achieve in basic skills. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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