CHALLENGES IN TEACHING TECHNICAL DRAFTING
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.
The author is SST-III at Pampanga High School