ERIC Number: ED399351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Teaching for Connection: Critical Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, and Academic and Occupational Competencies. Lesson Plans.
Hedges, Lowell E.
This document contains 48 sample lesson plans that practicing teachers of vocational and academic education have developed to train vocational students to think critically and to solve problems. Discussed in the introduction are the following topics: critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making as the building blocks of teaching; sources of problems and decisions; problem-solving techniques; wrong decisions; preplanning with instructional schedules; supervised study; problem-solving lessons from life; and motivation processes. Next, the lesson plans are grouped by the following problem-solving techniques: key-steps situation; forked-road situation; possibilities-factors situation; situation-to-be-improved technique; effect-cause situation; and four-question interest approach. The lesson plans are drawn from a wide range of vocational program areas, including consumer homemaking, animal care, precision machining technologies, agribusiness, horticulture, occupational work adjustment, cosmetology, work and family life, business education, landscape design/management, natural resources, math intervention, and small engines. Each lesson plan includes some/all of the following: program/unit/subunit; name of instructor who developed the plan; competency/terminal performance objective; strategies for related class and/or laboratory instruction; competency builders/pupil performance objectives; integrating academic competencies; required equipment/supplies/resources; schedule; and detailed guidelines for preparing to teach the lesson, presenting the lesson, helping students apply concepts/principles/skills, and evaluating student learning. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Agricultural Education, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Competency Based Education, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Models, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Thinking Skills, Vocational Education
Ohio Agricultural Education Curriculum Materials Service, 254 Agricultural Administration Building, The Ohio State University, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1067.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Agricultural Curriculum Materials Service.