ERIC Number: ED431080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Agricultural Production. Level 1. Level 2. Level 3. Support Materials for Agricultural Training.
Batman, Kangan; Gadd, Nick; Lucas, Michele
This publication contains the three communication skills units of the three levels of Support Materials for Agricultural Training (SMAT) in agricultural production: Level 1 (starting), 2 (continuing), and 3 (completing). The units are designed to help the learner improve his or her written and spoken communication skills needed to deal with agricultural production. SMAT materials can be used by the individual, with a mentor, or in a group or class. An introduction describes how to use the materials, types of activities, and materials needed. Four types of activities are found in the communication unit: key word activities, reading activities, writing activities, and spoken communication activities. Model answers are provided. Topics covered in Level 1 are commodities, discussions, yellow pages, a census form, and information sheets. Topics covered in Level 2 are exports to Asia, crop information, fertilizers, mind your language, and land care. Topics covered in Level 3 are conservation and land care, gathering information, consulting the experts, and negotiating with the bank. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Agronomy, Communication Skills, Developed Nations, Dialogs (Language), Fertilizers, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Land Use, Learning Activities, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Language Australia National Resource Centre, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst., Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia