AJULA, MATTHEW TER BSU/VTE/M.SC/12/3739 VTE 702 SEMINAR 1 ANSWERS

Post date: Feb 13, 2014 2:00:42 AM

    1. Curriculum is an educational program me of learning experiences offered to the leaner by the teacher under the auspices of the school in order to effect certain changes in his or her behaviour.
    2. A candidate in Electrical Technology should be able to perform, co-ordinate, teach and supervise basic electrical operations both at domestic and industrial level.
    3. Ten learning experiences that an Electrical Technologist can be exposed to it are:
    4. The understanding of the individual on basic safety rules in a general workshop/laboratory.
    5. The understanding of the individual on basic safety rules in an electrical installations environment.
    6. Understanding of the individual on handling basic electrical and other technical hand tools.
    7. Understanding of the individual on handling basic electrical machines.
    8. The individual should have constructed a simple electrical lighting circuit.
    9. The individual should be able to identify genuine electrical products.
    10. The individual should effectively draw, read and interpret working diagrams in the field of electrical technology.
    11. The individual should mastered the reading and be able to interpret regulations relating to electrical installation.
    12. The individual should know the basic principles of operation of an electrical generator.
    13. The individual in electrical technology should be able to assist or teach other leaners of his trade.

4. Five challenges affecting curriculum planning Vocational and Technical Education are:

    1. In adequate emphasis on pre vocational and technical education subjects at primary and junior secondary schools.
    2. Inadequate teaching and learning facilities.
    3. Short falls in recruitment of teachers.
    4. Examination-oriented approach to curriculum implementation.
    5. Exodus of teachers from ruler areas to urban centers.