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ERIC Number: ED160765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Curriculum Guide for Power Technology, Grades 9-12.
Callahan, J. Thomas
Designed to help the high school industrial arts instructor in teaching power technology, this curriculum guide concentrates on seven subject areas: exploratory power technology, electricity, electronics, small gas engines, automotive repair, transportation, and alternate energy sources. The general course objectives are identified as enabling the student to (1) gain an understanding of how power is produced, controlled, converted, stored, and conserved; (2) place power technology in the broader context of industrial technology; (3) develop an awareness of career opportunities in the power technology industry; (4) select, use, and repair products of the industry as a consumer; (5) develop the ability to work with technically oriented materials and develop logical working procedures; (6) develop responsible and safe working attitudes and practices; and (7) develop a knowledge of shop processes and the care and use of power technology tools and equipment. For each of the seven subjects, an outline of the course content is provided as well as specific behavioral objectives and textbook materials. Various methods of instruction are suggested, including lecture, lecture demonstration, class discussion, lab experiences, and supplementary activities such as field trips, guest speakers, and audiovisual presentations. To insure the effectiveness of the "hands on" laboratory experiences, it is recommended that class size be limited to sixteen to twenty-four students. No specific examinations for student evaluation are provided, although various methods of evaluation of both students and teachers are discussed. A bibliography lists books and microform reproductions on power technology instruction. (ELG)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Master's Degree (University of Wisconsin-Platteville)