ERIC Number: ED411410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Construction Technologies. Guide to Standards and Implementation. Career & Technology Studies.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
With this Career and Technology Studies (CTS) curriculum guide, secondary students in Alberta can do the following; develop skills that can be applied in their daily lives; refine career-planning skills; develop technology-related skills in construction; enhance employability skills, especially in construction industries; and apply and reinforce learning developed in other subject areas. The curriculum is organized in strands and modules. This guide encompassing the construction technologies strand contains 46 modules that define what a student is expected to know and be able to do (competencies). The guide is organized in the following parts: (1) program rationale and philosophy, learner expectations, program organization, curriculum and assessment standards, and types of competencies in career and technology studies; (2) strand rationale and philosophy and strand organization for construction technologies; (3) planning for instruction for career and technology studies and for construction technology courses; (4) module curriculum and assessment standards for introductory level construction technologies competencies; (5) module curriculum and assessment standards for intermediate level construction technologies competencies; (6) module curriculum and assessment standards for advanced level construction technologies competencies; (7) assessment tools; (8) linkages and transitions; (9) learning resource guide; and (10) sample student learning guides. Modules cover the following broad topics: tools and materials; building construction; project management; mold making and casting; site preparation; framing; roofs; exterior finishing; electrical, plumbing, and climate control systems; furniture making; cabinetmaking; concrete; masonry; wall and ceiling finishing; stairs; floorcovering; energy-efficient housing; renovations; and project and production management. (KC)
Descriptors: Building Trades, Career Development, Competence, Competency Based Education, Construction Industry, Construction Management, Construction Materials, Construction (Process), Course Content, Course Organization, Flooring, Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Roofing, Secondary Education, Site Development, State Curriculum Guides, Structural Building Systems, Structural Elements (Construction), Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Technology Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Counselors; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada