ERIC Number: ED423007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Teaching the SCANS Competencies across the Curriculum.
Roberts, Jimmy D.; Williams, Wanda L.
This document serves as an instructional text for teaching students the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies. The SCANS competencies encompass basic skills (reading, writing, and arithmetic), thinking skills (creative thinking, decision-making, reasoning and problem-solving), and personal qualities such as self-esteem and honesty. Specifically, the five competencies are (1) resources, identifying and allocating means; (2) interpersonal, working well with others; (3) information, acquiring and using knowledge; (4) systems, understanding complex relationships; and (5) technology, working with a variety of technologies. This report provides a presentation outline for teaching the SCANS skills, and identifies eight objectives for teaching them across the curriculum, which include identifying places in the curriculum where SCANS competencies should be taught, and creating a coherent sequential method for teaching the skills throughout the curriculum to all students. The competencies and foundation skills are further detailed, and sample overhead transparencies, and assignments and activity sheets for use in teaching each of the five competencies are provided. (EMH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Texas Tech Prep Consortium, Temple.