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ERIC Number: ED409421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 80
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-9699159-3-4
Understanding Curriculum Development in the Workplace. A Resource for Educators.
Belfiore, Mary Ellen
This guide, which is intended for individuals responsible for designing and/or delivering workplace basic skills programs, explains the principles and procedures of curriculum development in the workplace. Discussed in chapter 1 is the importance of focusing on basic skills in workplace education and examining existing practices. Chapter 2 examines the cycle and principles of workplace curriculum development (collaborative practices and principles of good practice and adult education). Outlined in chapter 3 are the basic principles of conducting workplace needs assessments (including literacy task analyses and individual needs assessments). Chapter 4 details the steps in program design (developing and integrating curricula and setting objectives), and chapter 5 considers various aspects of the process of developing and using materials for the workplace (developing authentic materials and situations, structuring learning activities, developing integrated and content-based programs, formulating content-based models, and designing materials for multilevel groups. Checklists are included throughout the guide along with case studies on such topics as the following: integrated upgrading and training; study skills; coordination of workplace services in rural areas; performance-based training for new technologies; participatory curriculum design; and basic skills training for small businesses. Concluding the guide is a list of 74 suggested readings. (MN)
ABC Canada, 1450 Don Mills Road, Don Mills, Ontario M3B 2X7, Canada ($20 Canadian).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ABC Canada, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada