ERIC Number: ED412423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Information Processing. 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 information processing occupations, use technology in for information processing 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 study technological trends, learn technological skills, learn to input, process, and output information in the areas of systems operations, text and data input, productivity software, applied processing, dynamic environment, and programming (procedure-oriented and object-oriented). It includes a rationale and philosophy for the information processing strand, strand organization, and planning for instruction. The 48 modules are organized into introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels that cover a comprehensive set of competencies in the field of information processing. 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 105 resources keyed to modules, plus sources for further information; and sample student learning guides. (KC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries, Information Processing, Information Science Education, 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