ERIC Number: ED474487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting the Social Dimension. Resource Guide for Teachers: Grades 7-12.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Noting that social competence is an area of focus in Alberta's Safe and Caring Schools initiative, this resource guide for teachers in grades 7 through 12 provides information and strategies to encourage social responsibility in students. The guide highlights specific social competencies for students in grades 7 through 12 and provides activities linked to academic subjects that reinforce social competencies. The introductory section to the guide defines social competence and describes how the resource guide may be used to promote safe and caring schools and meets the unique and diverse needs of students. Within the Grades 7-9 and Grades 10-12 sections, the social competencies are divided into 10 focus areas grouped within three broad dimensions: (1) building personal capacity (self development, risk management, lifelong learning, and adapting to change); (2) interacting with others (interpersonal communication, building community, and teamwork); and (3) planning and thinking (problem solving and decision making, finding information, and creative thinking). Summary charts are provided for use in assessing individual students for each competency. For each of the focus areas, guidance is provided for evaluating individual students and examples are included of class activities to support and reinforce the competence across the Grades 7-9 and the Grades 10-12 curricula. (Contains 35 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, School Safety, Secondary Education, Social Development, Student Evaluation, Student Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides
Special Programs Branch, 10th Floor, East Devonian Bldg., 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L2, Canada. Tel: 780-422-6326; Fax: 780-422-2039.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada