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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.

DESCRIPTION: This course is an occupational teacher preparation class which includes: analysis, integration and curriculum development; competencies for teaching diverse populations and individual differences; and teaching the adult learner.
TAUGHT: Fall, Summer
CONTENT AND 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.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Address current global, social, scientific, technological, and developmental needs of individuals, families and communities within the FCS curriculum.
2. Use a variety of professional sources as a tool for thinking about important lesson topics.
3. Identify career and educational opportunities for FCS majors.
4. Evaluate FCS lesson plans and instruction using information process theories, and more generally the basic tenets of social and cognitive constructivism.
5. Create FCS lesson plans that include all components of the lesson plan format.
6. Construct and/or select assessment materials that reflect and promote student growth in FCS, emphasizing authentic and performance assessment.
7. Use and evaluate a wide assortment of resources, instructional materials, and curriculum guides.
REQUIREMENTS: Participation
Course Notebook
Midterm and Final Examination
Weekly application which will accumulate into a final paper
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003