ERIC Number: ED424464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Patterns for Success: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (P3). Workforce 2000 Partnership.
Enterprise State Junior Coll., AL.; MacArthur State Technical Coll., Opp, AL.
This curriculum package on critical thinking and problem solving is a product of the Workforce 2000 Partnership, which combined the resources of four educational partners and four industrial partners in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina to provide education and training in communication, computation, and critical thinking to employees in the apparel, carpet, and textile industries. After an overview of the Workforce 2000 Partnership, the curriculum package's contents are described. Presented next is a curriculum guide for a course in critical thinking and problem solving for new employees. Included in the curriculum guide are the following elements: module title; author; job title; general instructional objective; overall time; and specific instructional objectives, list of required resources and materials, and suggested learning activities and evaluation activities. Next, a lesson plan is provided that contains detailed instructions for conducting the guided practice, applied practice, and closure activities. The activities provided are designed to help learners develop critical thinking and effective problem-solving strategies and interpret task-related communications. Concluding the document are handouts, transparencies, tests and a sample individual education plan. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Behavioral Objectives, Carpeting, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Guides, Education Work Relationship, Fashion Industry, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Networks, Partnerships in Education, Problem Solving, Records (Forms), Regional Planning, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Thinking Skills, Workplace Literacy
Enterprise State Junior College, P.O. Box 1300, Enterprise, AL 36331; Web site: http://www.esjc.cc.al.us
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: Enterprise State Junior Coll., AL.; MacArthur State Technical Coll., Opp, AL.