IDOKO, DOMINIC UKAH BSU/VTE/M.SC/12/3743 ANSWERS TO ASSIGNMENT 1&2.
Post date: Feb 21, 2014 3:24:31 PM
ANSWER TO SEMINAR 1
In your own word, define curriculum
The term curriculum itself has meant different things to different people at different times and culture, but I see curriculum as subject matter content, that is the entire instruction and experiences a student gain.
To your mind, what should individual trained under an area of technical specialization such as yours be capable of doing?
Individual trained under electrical technology should be able to
· Sold two cables together
· Replace a burnt lamp holder
· Make a one point light system
· Solve mathematical problems relating to Ohm’s law
· Dismantle an electric fan
· Interpret a wiring diagram
Mention at least ten (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 expected them to be able to do.
· Principle of operation of AC generator
· Calculation involving ohm’s law
· Network analysis
· Measurement instruments
· Electrical drawings (drafting)
· Winding of motors
· Protective device in electrical installation
· Power generation transmission and distribution
· Principle of electromagnetism
· Storage devices (capacitors)
List at least five (5) challenges affecting curriculum planning in vocational and technical education.
· Poor funding
· Inadequate political will by government
· Lack of professional subject master involved in the planning stage
· Interest of planning members in curriculum planning
· Lack of continuity of government in power in the planning stage.
ANSWER TO SEMINAR 2
Briefly mention three national issues that commonly prompt and shape changes in curriculum and education systems
1. Change in the system of education
2. Change in what is known about learning process
3. Change in the knowledge or content of education
Who are the various participants or stakeholders involved in education reform and curriculum change and respective roles and interest in policy formulation?
1. Professional, comprising educational administrators
2. Curriculum expert
3. Subject specialist
4. Teachers, learners
What are the potential problems and area of complicit that may arise from formulating and implementing of changes in curriculum?
1. Belief (culture, tradition)
2. Unstable environment
3. Inadequate financial resource
4. Inadequate involvement of policy implementer and planning stages
5. Management of information system
Suggest ways of managing/dealing with conflict and resistance as well as mobilizing popular support for ongoing or proposed change in curriculum
1. Stability in government policy
2. Adequate financial resources
3. Corruption and bribery should not be encouraged to avoid conflict.
4. Lay citizen and parents should be involved
5. National conference in curriculum
Give examples of sensitive or challenging curriculum policy issues in Nigeria, in particular socio-political and cultural contexts.
1. Gender discrimination
2. Traditions and culture of the people
3. Political fraction
4. Interest between members of curriculum experts