ERIC Number: ED385680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Fundamentals of Construction. Instructor Edition. Introduction to Construction Series.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.; Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, DC.
This instructor's guide contains the materials required to teach a competency-based introductory course in the fundamentals of construction to students who have chosen to explore careers in construction. The following topics are covered in the course's 10 instructional units: industry orientation (exploring the construction industry and starting a construction business); basic construction skills (construction safety, applied construction math, measuring, plan reading, site layout); and basic construction equipment (common tools and equipment, ladders and scaffolds, and rigging and material handling). Each unit contains some or all of the following: objective sheets, suggested activities, supplemental information/activities to be presented at the instructor's discretion, information sheets, sheets of supplementary information to assist students in solving problems, transparency masters, instructional supplements containing suggestions for teaching basic skills, assignment sheets, job sheets, practical tests, written tests, and answers to assignment sheets and tests. Academic skills training is combined with vocational training throughout the instructional materials, and a system of icons has been used to help instructors identify activities into which training in the following basic skill areas has been infused: reading, science, creative thinking/problem solving, writing, oral communication, employability, math, interpersonal skills, and social studies. Most units of instruction are designed for use in more than one lesson or class period of instruction. These materials precede the instructional units: information on basic skills in curriculum, information on measuring student performance gains, and required criteria for a competency-based education program. A competency profile and basic skills matrix are provided. (MN)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Building Plans, Building Trades, Career Exploration, Classroom Techniques, Competency Based Education, Construction Industry, Construction Management, Construction Materials, Construction (Process), Equipment Utilization, Hand Tools, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Mathematics Skills, Measurement, Metal Working, Safety, Secondary Education, Site Development, Skilled Occupations, Teaching Guides, Trade and Industrial Education
Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center, Oklahoma Department of Vocational and Technical Education, 1500 West Seventh Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74074-4364 (order no. TI 1235).
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.; Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, DC.
Note: For earlier version, see ED 301 716; for other documents in this series, see ED 306 392 and CE 068 576-589.