1. Compare the major "ages" of society: i.e., hunting and
gathering, agricultural, industrial, and information/knowledge.
2. List the factors of how workers/"companies" were organized in each
of the above listed "ages."
3. Explain how the organization of the information age workplace is
significantly different than the industrial age workplace.
4. Name the major components of individual responsibility as they
relate to the 21st century workplace.
5. Identify the varied employment/working options in the information/
6. List advantages and disadvantages of each of the employment/
7. Develop essential skills for employability in the information/
8. Assess personal values and the factor influencing these values.
9. Relate your personal values to others' values using the same
10. Use an identified reasoning process to solve problems.
11. Weigh the results of the possible solutions identified in number 10
against intuition, common sense, and previous experience.
12. Explain factors in developing effective self-managing teams such as
importance of positive attitude, communication strategies,
negotiating, creating win-win situations, goal setting, flexibility,
1. Evolution of the Workplace
A. History of work
B. Changes in the organizational structure
C. Critical issues affecting today's workers
2. Role in the Workplace
A. Individual responsiblity
B. Employment options
C. Employee/worker opportunities
3. Skill Development in the Workplace
A. Interpersonal skills
B. Critical thinking skills
C. Team player skills
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
30 - 60%
|Written homework, Reading reports, Term papers, Projects||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 50%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
10 - 40%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
5 - 20%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 15%
|Attendance and participation||
IMPROVING PEER RELATIONSHIPS, Norman Hale, Crisp Publications, 1997
ATTITUDE: YOUR MOST PRICELESS POSSESSION, Elwood Chapman, Crisp
TEAM PROBLEM SOLVING, Sandy Pokras, Crisp Publications, 1996
TEAM BUILDING, Robert Maddux, Crisp Publications, 1996
ADAPTING TO CHANGE, Carol Kinsey Goman, Crisp Publications, 1996