ERIC Number: ED415364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Educator's Guide to Workplace Simulations. School to Work.
Saturnelli, Annette Miele
This guide is intended to help educators understand, develop, and implement workplace simulations for students in grades K-12. The introduction examines the role of simulation in integrated school-to-work programs. Discussed first are the following aspects of the workplace simulations model on which the simulations are based: educational premises (learning standards and Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills, contextualized instruction, constructivist theory); principal characteristics (active student participation, essential business involvement, array of work experiences); and types of simulations (multi-district simulations and simulations confined to a district, school, or classroom). The next three sections explain the following: advantages of workplace simulations for schools, students, and teachers; considerations in designing workplace simulations (key components, action steps, appropriate schedules); and strategies for involving others in workplace simulations. Concluding the guide are plans for 23 sample simulations (14 for elementary schools, 4 for middle schools, and 5 for high schools). Each plan contains the following: grade level, learning standards addressed, related career major, description of the simulation, instructional goals, and names of the simulation's developer and a contact person. Appended are the following: simulation planning guide; standards checklists; and simulation layouts. The bibliography contains 33 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Competence, Competency Based Education, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Qualifications, Experiential Learning, Instructional Development, Learning Activities, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Simulation, Standards, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Work Experience
Two-Year College Development Center, State University of New York, Husted 208, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 ($11).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Workplace Preparation and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Development Center.
Identifiers - Location: New York