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"The Foundation of the Curriculum"
Foundations of Interpretation Module 101

Entry Level Competencies Developmental Level Competencies Full Performance Level Competencies

Module 102: Informal visitor contacts Module 102

Module 210: Prepare and present a conducted activity Module 210 Module 310: Planning park interpretation Module 310
Module 103: Prepare and present an interpretive talk Module 103 Module 220: Prepare and present an interpretive demonstration or illustrated program Module 220 Module 311: Interpretive media development Module 311
  Module 230: Effective interpretive writing Module 230 Module 330: Leading interpreters: training and coaching Module 330
  Module 270: Present an effective curriculum-based program Module 270

Module 340: Interpretive research and resource liaison Module 340

The Interpretive Development Program identifies essential "Benchmark Competencies" for all interpreters in Ranger Careers positions. Others who do interpretive work, including volunteers and partner organizations, can also use the specific competencies that apply to their work. A competency is a combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities which, when acquired, allows employees to perform a task or function at a specifically defined level of proficiency.

Other developmental competencies to visit other developmental modules

Last website update: August 5, 2003
Editor: STMA Training Manager Interpretation

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