The Curriculum Roadmap:
Engaging in the Adult Basic Education Level Three Social Sciences curriculum contributes to adult learners’ abilities to think critically and reflectively, to make informed decisions, and to be active participants in a culturally diverse society.
Chapter Four: The Relationship Between Concepts
This chapter outlines the core elements of the Adult Basic Education Level Three Social Sciences curriculum guide. When developing courses, instructors will consider the following elements:
Generic Skills21 lay the foundation for across-curricula skill development essential to personal, social, and employment success for adult learners. Instructors are responsible for consciously integrating Generic Skills throughout all courses, making them visible in units of study and individual lessons.
The Learning Process includes knowledge, skills, values, and critical analysis as these apply to Social Sciences and as they act together in the learning process.
The Core Components of social sciences describe the “themes” or areas to explore with learners in relation to the topics in each of the units. The six components will be integrated in course development:
Finally, this chapter provides a summary of the Learning Outcomes as well as a summary of the three units.
The Relationship Between Concepts