'n Modulêre ordening van leerinhoud in tegniese tekene deur afstandsonderrig
- Authors: Du Toit, Gerhardus Stephanus
- Date: 2014-04-16
- Subjects: Mechanical drawing - Study and teaching (Secondary) - South Africa , Engineering drawings , Technical institutes - South Africa - Curricula , Distance education - South Africa
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:10755 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/10263
- Description: M.Ed. (Curriculum Studies) , The future economic development of South Africa largely depends on the training of a career-skilled corps of workers. The current conventional educational system cannot provide in the demand for a career-skilled corps of workers on a large scale. Distance education in its different variations is gaining ground in increasing measure and can be regarded as a possible solution for the educational problem. Because of the distance between the lecturer and the student intensive attention needs to be given to the study material - especially the arrangement of the learning content to make the learning experience more effective. The design of a modular training program is a possible method to ensure effective self-study material. Modular training is aimed at accompa- nying the student meaningfully through objective-directed learning content. The Technical College of South Africa (Technisa) is one of South.Africa's distance education institutions. Currently a movement is taking place in the direction of a type of modular training which is known as the Technisa Modular Training (TMT) programme. One of the career-orientated subjects offered is Technical Drawing. In order to offer the training of Technical Drawing more effectively the subject contents are ordered according to the Technisa Modular Training programme. In this study a literature study has been done to define the concept distance education; to list the advantages and disadvantages; to scrutinise the total modular system as teaching strategy; to determine the components of a subject curriculum and adjust it according to the Technisa Modular Training programme.
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Identifisering van potensiele risikostudente in ingenieurstekene aan tegniese kolleges
- Authors: Henning, Jan Albert
- Date: 2012-08-15
- Subjects: Engineering drawings , Technical institutes - South Africa - Curricula , Mechanical drawing - Study and teaching (Secondary) - South Africa , Students - Rating of , Prediction of scholastic success
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:9355 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5794
- Description: D.Ed. , Currently, the passrate for Engineering Drawing presented at Technical Colleges is unacceptably low. This study is an extension of an earlier study done in the same studyfield, by the same writer. A need has thus arisen not only to investigate the problem areas responsible for the high drop-out rate in Engineering Drawing, but also to investigate the possibility of the early identification of the potential riskstudent in Engineering Drawing. In an attempt to address this problein further, the aim of this study therefore is to develop an appropriate measuring instrument which may be used to identify the potential riskstudent in Engineering Drawing. Five Technical Colleges on the Eastrand in the Gauteng Province - catering mainly for black students - were included in the investigation. For the research study the "Trade Aptitude Test Battery" (TRAT), compiled by the Human Sciences Research Counil, was used. The results of this study, clearly showed three-dimensional spatial perception (subtest 16 of the TRAT) as the only factor to be used when identifying the potential riskstudent in Engineering Drawing. Subtest 16 of the TRAT could then be used as an "criterion" to identify the potential riskstudent in Engineering Drawing. Lastly this study showed that to master Engineering Drawing requires a great deal of spatial ability. Lecturers presenting this subject will therefore have to take into account the recommendations of this study as set out in chapter 9 when enrolling students for Engineering Drawing. Subject specific remedial programmes should be utilized to improve the successrate in Engeneering Drawing of the identified potential riskstudent in Engineering Drawing.
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