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Designing Challenging Vocational Courses: A Guide to Preparing a Syllabus
Designing Challenging Vocational Courses A Guide to Preparing a Syllabus Author:Personal author, compiler, or editor name(s); click on any author to run a new search on that name. Bottoms, Gene; Pucel, David J.; Phillips, Ione This document is intended to help high school vocational-technical teachers design courses that result in high-quality learning for all their students. The book's seven chapters detail this process for designing courses that achieve the following results: model the concept of quality; produce independent learners; develop active participants in ... more »the learning process; address real problems in life and the workplace; confront students' shortcomings and show them how to improve; present challenging assignments requiring hard work in and out of the classroom; actively involve students in productive learning throughout the class period; require student teamwork with teachers serving as coaches rather than as the source of knowledge; and prepare youth for work and further education beyond high school. Chapters 1-7 discuss the following topics: (1) the need for change; (2) a new vision of quality vocational-technical education; (3) the vocational-technical program of study; (4) the issues involved in designing a course (content as a function of expectations of career areas; providing a focus for learning; teachers as managers of instruction; communities as learning labs; continuous assessment); (5) planning and setting course goals; (6) projects and instructional strategies; and (7) assessment. The following items are appended: course syllabus guidelines; a sample course syllabus; national skill standards; and project outlines.
Academic Standards; Change Strategies; Course Content; Course Descriptions; Course Objectives; Curriculum Development; Definitions; Delivery Systems; Education Work Relationship; Educational Change; Educational Environment; Educational Objectives; Educational Principles; Educational Quality; Guidelines; High Schools; Job Skills; Material Development; National Standards; Records (Forms); Special Needs Students; Student Evaluation; Student Needs; Student Projects; Teacher Role; Teacher Student Relationship; Teamwork; Vocational Education
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