Post date: Mar 31, 2014 3:26:00 PM

Define curriculum.

Some educators would say that the curriculum consists of all the planned experiences that the school offers as part of its educational responsibility. Then there are those who contend that the curriculum includes not only the planned, but also the unplanned experiences as well. For example, incidents of violence that have occurred at a number of schools across the nation are hardly a planned component of the curriculum. However, the manner in which violence is addressed before, during, and after the actual event sends a very definite message about how people in our culture interact and how the laws of our nation are applied.

In my own words, curriculum refers to the means and materials with which students will interact for the purpose of achieving identified educational outcomes. Curriculum is all the experiences learners have under the guidance of school or the totality of learning experiences provided to the student so that they can attain general skill and knowledge at a variety of learning site.

Q2. An individual trained in building construction should be capable doing the following;

Apply scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to design, build, maintain, and improve structures, materials and processes. It may encompass using insights to conceive, model and scale an appropriate solution to a problem or objective.

Q3. The ten experiences are ability to:

a. identify tools

b. classify tools

c. select to select right tools for a particular job

d. identify building materials

e. do preliminary site preparation

f. read blue prints (building plan)

g. draw building plans

h. transfer levels

i. identify building line

j. set-out buildings

Q4. Five challenges affecting curriculum planning in vocational and technical education are:

a. poor funding

b. inability to develop project kits

c. inability to complete stages of planning process

d. lack of instructional materials

e. lack of support by educational authority