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ERIC Number: ED356429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Competitive Edge: Sharpening Your Skills in the Workplace. Communications. Instructor's Guide.
Leidig, Julie; And Others
This instructor's guide is one of the five books developed during a 21-month cooperative project to develop instructional materials that enhance skills in a workplace context. Partners in the project included the University of Texas at Austin, consultants, the Austin/Travis County Private Industry Council, Hart Graphics, IBM, and Texas Instruments. The guide contains three modules that cover the following topics for a suggested 22-week course: accessing information through reading; decision making, problem solving, and team building; and oral and written communication. The modules are divided into a total of 25 lessons that use a functional workplace context, discovered through observing how workers use skills, conducting job task analyses, and interviewing workers, supervisors, and training managers. Lessons in this instructor's guide contain some or all the following elements of a lesson plan: learning objective; introduction; vocabulary; practice problems; developing understanding; skill building problems, activities, and exercises; self-check; suggestions for further activities, discussion, or practice; suggested lesson supplements from those at the back of the module; answer keys; and notes to the instructor (preceding each lesson). (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Course Content, Decision Making Skills, Education Work Relationship, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Problem Solving, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Verbal Communication, Workplace Literacy, Writing Instruction
Extension Instruction and Materials Center, P.O. Box 7218, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713-7218 (stock no. SN-151-I: $15; set of five, $52; 100 or more, 10% discount).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Extension Instruction and Materials Center.
Note: For related documents, see CE 063 548-552.