Hwande Terhemen Bsu/Vte/M.Sc/12/3727
Post date: Mar 31, 2014 9:06:25 AM
Question 1: In your own words, define curriculum.
Curriculum in my own word is an arrangement and organization of learning experiences by stake holders in education in a logical manner base on learners and societal need, interest, aspiration and age to guide learning or instruction within and out side the classroom.
Question 2: To your mind, what should an individual trained under an area of specialization such as yours be capable of doing?
An individual trained in Building Construction should be able to:
i. Design and construct simple residential, institutional and commercial buildings and interpret complex design and work with the construction team.
Question 3: Mention at least ten (10) experiences that an individual trained under an area of specialization such as you should be exposed to in order for such a person to be capable of doing what you expected them to be able to do.
Trained individual in building construction should be able to:
1. Identify common tools used in building construction, how to use and maintain them.
2. Identify building materials and how to apply them during construction.
3. Interpret building drawings and use them during construction.
4. Select a particular type of foundation for a building and design the foundation plan-for construction.
5. Set out building foundation using any of the methods or a combination of setting out method base on the size or nature of the building
6. Apply finishes to buildings.
7. Install and supervise the installation of sanitary appliances in buildings.
8. Carry out the installation of electrical services.
9. Design and draft building with the aid of computers. (use of Auto-CAD)
10. Give advice on how best to maintain buildings and carry out minor and major maintenance of buildings.
Question 4: List five (5) challenges affecting curriculum planning in Vocational and Technical Education
The five challenges affecting curriculum planning in Vocational and Technical Education are;
i. Inadequate functional facilities.
ii. Negative perception of society toward Vocational and Technical Education
iii. Gross under-funding of Technical Education and education in general.
iv. Corruption among managers of education.
v. Shortage of trained technical personnel.