ERIC Number: ED380625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Employment Skills for the 21st Century: Applied Activities To Develop a Competitive American Workforce. Teacher Edition.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.
This publication is a collection of 201 activities designed to give students practice in developing and applying in meaningful real-life settings both basic academic skills in reading, writing, and computation, and the more advanced higher-order skills of problem solving, critical thinking, group interaction, and oral communication. These activities offer choices across many subject areas and across all the principal skill categories identified by the report of the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS); the American Society of Training and Development's (ASTD) "Workplace Basics: The Essential Skills Employers Want"; and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act Amendments of 1990. Each activity is designed to be used across all curriculum areas to ensure the flexibility needed in the workplace to meet a variety of new situations. Most activities are designed to be completed individually or in small groups. One assumption is that students will need to do research to complete some activities. Answers have been provided for the activities that have a specific correct answer. The projects are grouped into areas based on ASTD's skill areas: learning to learn; reading; writing; computation; oral communication; listening; creative thinking; problem solving; self-esteem; motivation/goal setting; employability/career development; interpersonal; teamwork; negotiations; organizational effectiveness; and leadership. They are also annotated with the Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center (CIMC) Basic Skill icons and enablers. An index cross-references the activities to basic skills. (YLB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Development, Career Education, Computation, Creative Thinking, Employment Potential, Goal Orientation, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Leadership, Learning Activities, Listening Skills, Motivation, Organizational Effectiveness, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Self Esteem, Speech Communication, Teamwork, Vocational Education, Writing Skills
Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center, Oklahoma Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, 1500 West Seventh Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74074 (order no. TA1210: $125).
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.