Ayough, Zachaeus BSU/VTE/M.SC/12/3752

Post date: Apr 1, 2014 12:09:57 PM

Q 1. In your own words define curriculum

Definition: curriculum is a series of structured, systematically organized designed learning objectives, towards a purpose of a good using methodology, or it can also be viewed as a structed system of learning experience which enables a purposeful experience provided and directed by educational institutional to achieve predetermined goals. It said to be structed because it has a defined part and objective.

Q2 to your mind what should an individual trained under an area or technical specialization such as yours be capable of doing?

Ans: In technical specialization area the educational programmes are such that they should prepare the students mainly for occupations requiring manipulation skills or non-technical occupation in fields as agricu1tural business education, home economic, painting and decoration etc which is organized to give confidence and experience to the individual students and also so designed, to develop his or her skills, abilities, under.-standing attitude and appreciation encompassing knowledge and information needed by the area of employment or chosen career or field of specialization.

Q3. Mention at least 10 experiences that the individual trained under an area of specialization such as yours should be exposed to in order for such a person to be capable of doing what you expect them to be able to do.

Ans: An individual trained under an area of specification such as mine, should be capable of doing a least some of these activities listed below

i. Should be able to realized his Nation’s hope and aspiration as it look unto him towards solving its problems.

ii. He should be creatively integrated with the identified needs of industries and the real world.

iii. The training process should give the individual enabling skills

iv. It should give him knowledge and ability

v. It should give him the ability and competencies to live peacefully.

vi. It shall make him productive in a dynamic society

vii. It will transform the totality of the learner to become a good person in character in the society.

viii. The individual develop understanding ,attitude, and appreciate encompassing knowledge and information’s.

ix. It helps him to become a trained man power in applied science, technical and commerce.

x. It enables him to acquire knowledge and applications of ICTS and also empower, him to be a good citizen who will be able to face national and global challenges.

Q4. List at least five (5) challenges affecting curriculum planning in vocational and technical education.

Ans: Five (5) challenges that could affect curriculum planning in vocational and technical education are: society, learners, teachers, economy (finance) and implementation.

i. The society: The purpose of education is any society is to educated its children and improve and maintain its characteristics way of life.

The society owns the schools and has the duty of educating the youths of the society so if the society is not properly incorporated in the curriculum planning, it will affect it.

The knowledge of societies plays an important role in curriculum planning this means that effort should be made to carefully identify among other things the skills, ideals, habits, value patterns ideas and any other aspect of the life of a society which the school is expected to transmit to the young and can effectly do so.

ii. The learner: The major aim in any curriculum planning in a society is to ensure proper education of the children. Since children occupy a significant position in curriculum planning.

Any curriculum that is not hooked on the learner will definitely not work out very well because, without the learner they can be neither the school nor the curriculum.

In order for the planning to be effective there is need to find our the nature of the learner’s characteristics and how effective learning takes place.

iii. The Teacher: Teachers are the implementor of any planned curriculum and they have important roles to play in matters of curriculum.

The success or failure of any planned curriculum depends greatly on them; because they are the actual field worker they play the deciding factor in curriculum.

If the teacher are not involved in all the phase of planning the implementation will be affected.

iv. The economy (Finance): Finance plays a very vital part in curriculum planning to the implementation stage

the bulk of the work, the planning process, activities are all hinge on financial resources where by the are very limited financial aspect involved much can’t really be achieved and it will this affect the planning to the implementation stage.

v. Implementation: This is the final stage of planned curriculum it is the testing ground to see the effectiveness of all the planned activities, the experienced that are to be acquired whether they are well delivered. The implementation stage required competent hands to achieve the goals and objectives.

Teachers are the implementor and qualification teachers with the desire skills should handle it.

If unqualified teachers are saddle with that task it will greatly affect the curriculum planned goals, and aims of the curriculum will fall short of the actual planned target.