ERIC Number: ED391065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Applied Academics Trainer's Guide.
Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. School of Education.
This guide begins with a rationale for teaching applied academics courses. The next section contains a summary of the following important factors in the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) effort: characteristics of high performance workplaces, lessons offered by high performance schools, guidelines for restructured assessments, outlines of the foundations and competencies determined to be necessary by SCANS, differences between the conventional and SCANS classrooms, SCANS perspective on writing, and a chart of assignments that integrate the SCANS competencies into the core curriculum areas. The next section defines the role of the trainer/facilitator. It lists what facilitators and presenters/trainers do, skills facilitators and presenter/trainers need, and small group facilitation strategies. A section on learning theories/styles covers principles of learning, factors influencing learning, and a self-assessment of one's individual instructional style. The section on concepts of adult learning addresses characteristics of the adult learner, adult learning principles, and teaching adults. The next section describes several teaching/training strategies and methods. A section on workshop/inservice planning provides a checklist for teacher training and information on agendas, breaks, course materials, equipment, evaluations, packets, registration, handouts, facilities, and instruction. Other sections contain sample training agendas, sample lesson plans, "master" sheets for training workshops, and reference and suggested readings. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Labor Force Development, Program Development, Teacher Workshops, Teachers, Teaching Guides, Trainers, Training, Training Methods, Vocational Education
Room 212 Education Bldg., School of Education, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Colorado State Community Coll. and Occupational Education System, Denver.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. School of Education.