ERIC Number: ED413428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Tourism Studies. Guide to Standards and Implementation. Career & Technology Studies.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
This Alberta curriculum guide, focusing on tourism studies, defines competencies that: help students build daily living skills, investigate career options in the design and repair of motor vehicles, use technology in these fields effectively and efficiently, and prepare for entry into the workplace or related postsecondary programs. Section A provides information on Career and Technology Studies (CTS), such as program rationale and philosophy, general learner expectations, curriculum structure and levels of achievement, curriculum and assessment standards, and basic competencies reference guide. Section B presents strand rationale and philosophy and strand organization, including themes, concepts/levels, scope and sequence, and module descriptions. Section C addresses planning for instruction for CTS and tourism studies. Sections D-F contain 24 module curriculum and assessment standards for introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Each module within a level contains these components: level, theme, prerequisite, module description, module parameters, and curriculum and assessment standards. The latter are found in two charts: one correlating module learner expectations, assessment criteria and conditions, and suggested emphasis and the other concepts, specific learner expectations, and teacher notes. Sections G-J provide background information and strategies for assessing student achievement and assessment tools; an overview of linkages and transitions of CTS modules with organizations; lists of learning resources; and background information, strategies, a template for developing student learning guides, and several sample student learning guides. (YLB)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Food Service, Foreign Countries, Hospitality Occupations, Hotels, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Material Development, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Tourism, Travel, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada