ERIC Number: ED425315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Collaborative Learning for Continuous Improvement: Team Learning and Problem Solving in a Workplace Education Program. A Guidebook from a Project of the National Workplace Literacy Program.
This guidebook presents a collaborative or team-based model of workplace basic education. It is written particularly for practitioners--the adult educators and company and union representatives who do the work of planning, carrying out, and evaluating basic skills-related activities in the workplace. Chapter 1 provides background, assumptions that guided design of the 3-year workplace education project in seven workplaces in upstate New York, and components of the Collaborative Learning for Continuous Improvement (CLCI) project model: initial discussion; educational planning team; workplace needs assessment; individual needs assessments; basic skills-related activities; staff development; program evaluation planning; activities scheduling and facilities preparation; learner recruitment; implementation of instructional, assessment, and program evaluation activities; formative evaluation; and end-of-cycle evaluation. The remainder of the guidebook describes how the sites actually interpreted the model. Chapters 2-7 describe how the sites implemented the various program components and the lessons learned from that experience. These chapters cover the following: (1) the educational planning team; (2) workplace needs assessment; (3) curriculum: providing multiple learning opportunities; (4) portfolio assessment; (5) program evaluation; and (6) the central planning team. Chapter 8 provides bibliographic information and descriptions of 34 reference materials related to topics covered. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational Planning, Evaluation Methods, Inplant Programs, Literacy Education, Models, Needs Assessment, Problem Solving, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Staff Development, Team Training, Workplace Literacy
Learning Partnerships, 14 Griffin Street, East Brunswick, NJ 08816-4806; Tel: 732-254-2237.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.