ERIC Number: ED406729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Integrated Workplace Learning Project. Teacher Reference Guide/Student Planning Guide. Connections: Linking Work and Learning Series.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.
An integrated workplace-learning project is a self-directed, intellectually rigorous, field-based learning experience in which students apply academic skills in solving real-world problems in the community. This guidebook was designed to help teachers and other school staff collaborate with students and employers to plan integrated workplace-learning projects. It discusses the purpose of integrated workplace-learning projects and provides tools for designing and implementing them. The guidebook is divided into five sections. The introduction defines the meaning, purpose, and importance of integrated workplace-learning projects. The second section describes a step-by-step process for designing such projects. The steps outlined in this section correspond to the student planning guide, a tool that helps students collaborate with teachers and employers to create projects that are academically rigorous and relevant to the world of work. The third section contains two completed sample student planning guides, each of which outlines a project in a different career area. The career areas highlighted are fast-food restaurant manager and electrician. The last section contains a student planning guide, a tool that walks students through the process of planning an integrated workplace-learning project. A master copy of the student planning guide and a second master copy suitable for photocopying are included. A glossary is also included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Career Planning, Cooperative Learning, Cooperative Planning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Experiential Learning, Internship Programs, Secondary Education, Student Projects
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Document Reproduction Service, 101 SW Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204 (phone: 1-800-547-6339).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.