ERIC Number: ED380576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring the Options. Curriculum Documents and Support Materials for the General Curriculum Options Stream of the Certificates of General Education for Adults.
Johnson, Marlene, Ed.; Brearley, Laura, Ed.
This document contains detailed curriculum outlines and teacher support materials for the General Curriculum Options (GCO) stream of the Certificates of General Education (CGE) for Adults in Victoria, Australia. The following topics are discussed in the introduction: purpose of the guide, details of GCO subject areas, accreditation framework and its credentials, CGE for adults, history of the GCO stream, curriculum design implications of the English-as-a-Second-Language/literacy interface, and curriculum model. The curriculum materials are organized into eight sections: health and lifestyle, creative arts, social history, the human body/energy, diet and health, legal studies, horticulture, and Technical and Further Education taster in vocational studies (a sampler of five vocational areas). Each section includes some or all of the following: cover sheet detailing the materials' subject area, level, GCO application, course type, name of developing organization, and project writer; narrative introduction outlining the materials' rationale, recommended teaching strategies, and the relationship of the subject area to the GCO stream; thematic web; curriculum planning grid; assessment task (lesson) outline, lesson plan, and list of related resource organizations. A glossary and references are provided. Appended are the following: elements and performance criteria of the GCO stream, curriculum planning grid, and sample assessment task cover sheet. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education, Creative Art, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Guides, Educational Certificates, Energy Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, General Education, Health Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Horticulture, Human Body, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Life Style, Literacy Education, Nutrition, Science Curriculum, Social History, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
Adult Basic Education Resource and Information Service, National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia ($26 Australian; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia