CHAL­LENGES IN TEACH­ING TECH­NI­CAL DRAFT­ING

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

BABY AILEEN M. ROMERO

Teach­ing tech­ni­cal draft­ing among the se­lected grade 10 stu­dents of Pam­panga High School is chal­leng­ing be­cause of the fol­low­ing ma­jor rea­sons:

•The stu­dents come from dif­fer­ent sec­tions

(They have dif­fer­ent level of learn­ing and in­ter­est)

•Not all stu­dents took draft­ing on their grade 9 level

(This means that some of the stu­dents lack ba­sic tech­ni­cal draft­ing skills)

•There are stu­dents who do not mas­ter met­ric and English sys­tem of mea­sure­ments

(Knowl­edge of met­ric and English sys­tem is a ba­sic skill a drafts­man should pos­sess)

Us­ing com­put­ers in teach­ing tech­ni­cal draft­ing does not as­sures the devel­op­ment of tech­ni­cal skills even in the pres­ence of ap­pli­ca­tions such as Au­to­cad. The sig­nif­i­cance of ba­sic knowl­edge in tech­ni­cal draft­ing is ev­i­dent when the stu­dents start to use the ap­pli­ca­tion. More­over, mak­ing a floor plan re­quires ini­tial vi­su­al­iza­tion of the out­put where the stu­dents find it dif­fi­cult to achieve due to the above­men­tioned rea­sons.

These dis­cov­ered chal­lenges mea­sures the ca­pa­bil­ity of the teacher to make each of the stu­dents learn the com­pe­ten­cies set by the learn­ing mod­ules. This cur­rent teach­ing dilemma proves that the teacher should help each other in solv­ing class­room prob­lems to achieve qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion. Thus, ev­ery con­cern of teach­ers with re­gards to their teach­ing must be dis­cussed in their de­part­ment to de­velop use­ful and ef­fec­tive mea­sures such as men­tor­ing, train­ings and sem­i­nar­work­shops among the teach­ers.

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The au­thor is SST-III at Pam­panga High School

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