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Curriculum Development in Occupational Education
CUR DEV/OCC ED
CLASS CODE: HFED 450 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: HOME & FAMILY EDUCATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course is an occupational teacher preparation class which includes: foundation of occupation education; coordination of work-based learning programs; analysis, integration and curriculum development; career pathways and guidance; organizing and working with occupational advisory committees; organization and administration of student groups; competencies for teaching diverse populations and individual differences; and teaching the adult learner.
DESCRIPTION: In this course, we will begin with an overview of occupational analysis and course construction. We will move into the study of adult learning. We will finish the course with all three elements: analysis, curriculum and adult learning.
TOPICS: 1. Occupational Analysis process.
2. The Program Development and Evaluation process.
3. The definition of competency-based education.
4. The advantages and diadvantages of competency-based education.
5. A working knowledge of terminology used in competency-based education.
6. Identification of the basis for program development.
7. Training for an occupation using occupational analysis methods and research to compile and analyze the training needs.
8. Program objective and priority identification.
9. Writing objectives.
10. Writing proposals based on surveys and occupational analysis.
11. Preparation of instructional plans.
12. The implementation of an instructional program.
13. Methods of evaluating an instructional program.
OBJECTIVES: You should be able to demonstrate in your questions, papers, and exams:
1. An intimate knowledge of the occupation analysis process, including a compilation and analysis of the training needs for an occupation using research and occupational analysis methods.
2. The preparation of instructional plans based on information compiled and analyzed based on the needs, interests, experience, and abilities of adult learners.
REQUIREMENTS: Participation
Course Notebook
Midterm and Final Examination
Weekly application which will accumulate into a final paper
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OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003