Akiishi, Celestine Terver Bsu/VTE/M.Sc/12/3770

Post date: Mar 31, 2014 9:30:20 PM

ANSWERS TO GROUP A SEMINAR QUESTIONS

BY

AKIISHI, CELESTINE TERVER BSU/VTE/MS.C/12/3770

1. Curriculum, to my understanding, is the overall total of all the experiences (planned or accidental) a learner encounters in the cause of schooling which results to positive change in behaviour under the guidance of a teacher.

2. To me, individuals trained as building technologists should be able to exhibit competence in plan, estimation and construction 0f common building projects both at the domestic and industrial levels. They should be able to make, read and interpret building working drawings as well as read and interpret other drawings in construction industry. Individuals trained under this area of specialization should be able to work with and carry out simple building maintenance on for both domestic and industrial premises.

3. a) Safety training: the person is exposed to training to understand specific hazards associated with building construction; be exposed to safety work practices.

b) Basic principles of construction in addition to general education.

c) General technical drawing.

d) General materials technology.

e) Building drawing/symbols.

f) Electrical/Electronic symbols.

g) Electrical installation working drawing (Blueprint).

h) mechanical/plumbing symbols.

i) Maintenance of simple building problems.

4. Challenges affecting curriculum planning in vocational and technical education include,

i. Social instability: In crises and impoverished society, planning a curriculum, may be very difficult. Such answers can only be found when there is stability in the society.

ii. Conflicting ideologies/interests of the parties involved.

iii. Economic problems.

iv. Political interference: lack of continuity in educational programmes.