ERIC Number: ED424390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
SPC-Prep. Instructor's Guide. Workplace Education. Project ALERT.
This instructor's guide contains materials for a course designed to prepare employees for statistical process control (SPC) training given at their workplace by refreshing math skills and building the concepts and vocabulary necessary to understand SPC in manufacturing environments. SPC-Prep 1 addresses the math skills necessary to perform SPC calculations. SPC-Prep 2 includes application of the math concepts in SPC situations and the building a base of vocabulary and major concepts for actual SPC training. 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 lessons--outcome, materials, demonstration, exercise, workplace application, and evaluation. 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. Topics of SPC-Prep 1 lessons are as follows: math memories; keeping track of learning; math operations; place value; rounding off numbers; finding an average; decimals; and positive and negative numbers. Supplementary lessons focus on fractions and finding percentages. A word list, glossary, and preview and review with scoring guide are provided. Topics of SPC-Prep 2 lessons are as follows: keeping track of learning; quality in the workforce; statistics; SPC terminology; tables, charts, graphs; acceptable range; and QS (Quality Standards) 9000. A preview and review with answer key are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Arithmetic, Basic Skills, Decimal Fractions, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Percentage, Place Value, Staff Development, Statistics, Tables (Data), Teaching Guides, Workplace Literacy
Workplace Education: Project ALERT, Wayne State University, 373 College of Education, Detroit, MI 48202 ($40 plus $5 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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.