ERIC Number: ED426292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Documenting Academic and Employability Skills Needed in the Workplace and Found in the Curriculum. Tip Sheet #10.
Kisner, Mary J.
This tip sheet outlines the steps academic and vocational educators can take to document the skills needed in the workplace, the skills their students will need in the future, and those currently being taught in the curriculum. Step 1, visit a workplace, includes these activities: choosing the workplace to visit and calling to make arrangements, determining one's involvement, making observations during the visit, interviewing a worker, and thanking the individual who arranged the visit. Step 2, inventory the curriculum, addresses considering one's teaching strategies and documenting the academic and employability skills addressed one's classroom, cluster, or school. Step 3, align one's curriculum, offers these detailed suggestions: align one's curriculum, locate gaps between what students will need and what the teacher is currently doing, determine and prioritize goals, and clarify changes with colleagues and students. Forms for educator use are provided. A section for notes from observations, interviews, and curriculum review provides space for business/industry name, date, job title of interviewee, general description of the scope of work for this job, describe the working environment, and describe the materials used in the workplace. Separate skills profiles are included for foundation skills and five competencies. These tables describe the skill and provide space for notes from the observation/interview and the curriculum review. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: CIC Group, Boalsburg, PA.