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ERIC Number: EJ771208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Adapting Scenario-Based Curriculum Materials to Community College Technical Courses
Yarnall, Louise; Toyama, Yukie; Gong, Bowyee; Ayers, Catherine; Ostrander, Jane
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v31 n7 p583-601 Jul 2007
Community college educators seek to infuse their workforce courses with more "real world" activities. This 3-year case study examined how 7 instructors and 78 students in California and Texas responded to the changes involved in implementing one type of reform program--the scenario-based curriculum (Schank, 1997). The study shows that the curriculum challenged both instructors' and students' conceptions of technical course instruction. It also showed that they could embrace this curriculum's blend of professional skills and technical education if it was adapted to help them manage teamwork, understand learning goals, and gauge the quality of students' professional and technical performance. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Texas