ERIC Number: ED401954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
A Pedagogy Blueprint for the 21st Century: Pedagogy and Assessment Implications of "Using Voluntary National Skills Standards in Performance Based Curriculum Design."
Marashio, Paul; Marashio, Nancy
In an effort to improve students' transition from the classroom to the workplace, four instructors from the New Hampshire Community Technical College System integrated the National Skill Standards (NSS) into the curriculum of their programs. This report illustrates how these instructors transformed their teaching, student assessment, and instructional methods and provides recommendations for the use of the NSS as the foundation for curricula. Following an introduction to the "Virtual Workplace," or the envisioned classroom of the future where students master and perform workplace skills, the first section of the report describes the process of integrating the NSS into curricula, including the search for an appropriate set of standards, the role of the instructor in preparing curricula, student-employee assessments, advantages of teaching and learning in the Virtual Workplace, and problems arising in the process. The second section discusses the current status and successes of the four programs; lists the roles and responsibilities of the faculty, students, and business and industry; and details key considerations for undertaking student assessment. Finally, the third section presents commendations, recommendations, and questions related to the integration of the NSS into curricula. Contains 12 references. Appendixes include the Virtual Workplace work plan, a questionnaire for participants, faculty responses to the questionnaire, and a model skills point system for student assessment. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Community Technical Coll. System, Concord.