Chapter 1  Improving Performance


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An Outline of the Fundamental Skills and Workplace Competencies: The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) was appointed by the Secretary of Labor to determine the skills our young people need to succeed in the world of work. In 1991, they issued their initial report, What Work Requires of Schools. As outlined in that report, a high-performance workplace requires workers who have a solid foundation in the basic literacy and computational skills, in the thinking skills necessary to put knowledge to work, and in the personal qualities that make workers dedicated and trustworthy.

In this chapter, you have been introduced to a Theory of Performance. This theory has been drawn from a Faculty Guidebook developed by faculty practitioners of process education.

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Online communities are becoming more prevalent. RCampus provides an environment for online clubs and the development of student web pages and e-portfolios.

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Activity 1.1   Building Learning Communities
Activity 1.2   Analyzing a Course Syllabus