ERIC Number: ED412422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Forestry. Guide to Standards and Implementation. Career & Technology Studies.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
This Alberta curriculum guide defines competencies that help students build daily living skills, investigate career options in forestry occupations, use technology in the forestry field effectively and efficiently, and prepare for entry into the workplace or related postsecondary programs. The first section provides a program rationale and philosophy for career and technology studies, general learner expectations, program organization information, curriculum and assessment standards, and types of competencies. The second section provides opportunities for students to examine the dynamics of forest ecosystems, as well as the man benefits and opportunities associated with forests. It includes a rationale and philosophy for the financial management strand, strand organization and planning for instruction. The 21 modules are organized into introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels that cover a comprehensive set of competencies in forestry and forest management. Modules also define exit-level competencies, specify prerequisites, and outline specific learner expectations. Other sections of the guide contain the following: module curriculum and assessment standards; assessment tools; linkages and transitions with other strands, other educational programs, and to the community, the workplace and the credentialing process; a learning resource guide listing 76 resources keyed to modules, plus sources for further information; and sample student learning guides. (KC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education, Conservation (Environment), Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries, Forestry, Forestry Occupations, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Technical 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