ERIC Number: ED424385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Effective Communication. Improving Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Skills in the Workplace. Instructor's Guide. Workplace Education. Project ALERT.
This instructor's guide contains materials for a 30-hour course that focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and listening and targets ways to improve these skills on the job. The course description lists target audience, general objective, and typical results observed. The next section gives instructors basic information related to providing successful educational programs in a workplace setting, an instructor's lexicon of strategies and principles that can be used in teaching, instructor's role and responsibilities, and course objectives. An explanation of lesson format lists six parts of the template used to design the lessons--understanding/outcome, materials, demonstration, exercise/engagement, workplace application, and evaluation/comments. A sample template and explanation of each part follows. A section on planning and scheduling deals with time requirements, class size, expected outcomes, prerequisites, and suggested timing for each lesson. Lessons are organized into the following categories: introductory lessons and materials; reading lessons and materials; writing lessons and materials; listening and speaking lessons and materials; and newsletter production lessons and materials. Possible discussion topics for activation of prior knowledge and learning engagements are provided; supplementary reading materials and samples are suggested and provided when possible. Appendixes include a glossary, pre- and posttests, answer key, and supplementary materials--a family habits quiz derived from Stephen Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People." (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Listening Skills, Reading Skills, Speech Skills, Staff Development, Teaching Guides, Transfer of Training, Workplace Literacy, Writing Skills
Workplace Education: Project ALERT, Wayne State University, 373 College of Education, Detroit, MI 48202 ($40 plus $5 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Coll. of Education.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For other "Project ALERT" reports, see CE 077 287-302.