Nomnor, Jotham Lohodedoo BSU/VTE/M.SC/12/3749

Post date: Mar 31, 2014 1:42:15 PM

Seminar 1

1. Curriculum is the planed interaction of learner with instructional content, materials, resources and processes for evaluating the attainment of educational objectives.

2. People trained under and area of refrigeration and air conditioning should meet the objectives/aims of the area. They should be able to troubleshoot problems relating refrigeration and air conditioning and proffer solutions. Also should be able to interpret the scientific theories in the discipline.

3. The ten (10) experiences that the individual trained under refrigeration and air conditioning are as follows:

i. The trainees should be able to repair refrigerators

ii. They should be able to repair air conditioners.

iii. They should be able to refill gas

iv. They should be able to weld joints perfectly when working on a system.

v. They should be able to troubleshoot problems and identify the faulty part.

vi. They should be able to handle spanner very well

vii. Should be able to hand screw drivers very well

viii. Should be able to wire correctly a refrigerator and air conditioners

ix. Should be able to wire a point of light controlled by one switch

x. Should be able to mount compressors on the system.

4. Five (5) challenges affecting curriculum planning in VTE are:

i. Lack of curriculum experts in VTE

ii. Cost of running VTE

iii. Lack of adequate facilities/equipment

iv. Inadequate resources allocation

v. Corruption

vi. Outdated curriculum and poor governance practice