ERIC Number: ED380598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Problem Solving. Technology Learning Activity. Teacher Edition. Technology Education Series.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.
This curriculum guide provides technology learning activities designed to prepare students in grades 6-10 to work in the world of the future. The 8-day course provides exploratory, hands-on learning activities and information that can enhance the education of students of all types in an integrated curriculum that provides practical applications of academic skills. The guide contains both instructor and student sections. The instructor's section includes the following: background information; expected learner outcomes; suggested activities; suggested resources; instructional sequence; equipment, tools, and supplies worksheet; pretest and posttest with answers; and an evaluation summary. Contents of the student's section are as follows: an introduction; summary of activities; pretest and posttest instructions; assignments; goal; glossary; expected learner outcomes; objectives; related Technology Student Association events; academic and workplace applications; impact statements; career information; and an optional activity that could be used for solving problems or reinforcing learning. Topics are as follows: the problem solving system, writing about problem solving, cutting paper to solve specific problems, designing a package that will protect an egg when dropped, building a tall structure using straws and tape, making a budget, and designing a device for walking on ice and snow. (KC)
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Decision Making Skills, Integrated Curriculum, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Logical Thinking, Money Management, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Technology Education, Thinking Skills
Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center, Oklahoma Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, 1500 West Seventh Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74074 (instructional package, one teacher and one student edition, order no. TE2110: $22; student edition, TE3110: $11).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.