ERIC Number: ED199399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Conceptual-Based Teaching in Industrial Arts.
Sarapin, Marvin I.
One means to bridge the gap between theory and practice of industrial arts education is a system for curriculum development, course construction, and instructional material development using a conceptual-based approach. An essential task in this continuum is the identification of the instructional content base. Since industrial arts is the study of the concepts and principles associated with industrial technology, concept analysis is the appropriate procedure for identifying the universe of industrial arts instructional content. The process of concept analysis also attempts to cluster these concepts and principles that share some common criteria. Relationships of concepts within a cluster can be organized into a hierarchy. For the purposes of identifying the content base during the curriculum development process, a four-step hierarchy is normally adequate in delineating the concept universe of a technological cluster. Once the universe of a cluster has been analyzed and a concept hierarchy written, evaluated, and revised, specific concepts must be selected for courses of instruction and individual learning experiences. Vertical and horizontal articulation are two practical sampling plans for selecting content from the concept hierarchy for inclusion into courses and units of instruction. (Six figures are included.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Conceptual Approach
Note: Paper presented at the National/International Annual Conference of the American Industrial Arts Association (43d/10th, Pittsburgh, PA, March 24, 1981).