ERIC Number: ED362638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Developing "Real World" Applications for Academic Concepts...A Teacher's Guide.
Walter, Diana M.
This handbook is intended to give the classroom teacher some practical tips for developing "real-world" applications that can be used to teach academic concepts. Chapter I presents a rationale for use of applied academics, describes applied academics, discusses academic and vocational integration, and describes applied teaching methodologies. Chapter II focuses on where to start when developing applications. It considers reviewing current course materials and activities and where to find applications. Chapter III addresses identification of a local source for developing the application. Chapters IV, V, and VI describe documenting the activity, enhancing the module, and pilot testing, modifying, and sharing. Appendixes include a listing of the characteristics of good curricula and the most/least effective teaching strategies, sample forms for developing integrated lesson plans, checklist for developing real-world applications, sample of a completed teaching module, and Secretary of Labor's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills competencies. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Academic and Career Education, Pendleton, SC.