ERIC Number: ED235305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Development of Performance Based Education for Architectural Curricula: Instructional Program for Light Commercial Architectural Drafting.
Ringel, Robert F.
This field study was conducted to develop a performance-based course, including goal statements, performance objectives, and learning activities, for a light commercial building drafting course. The procedures used during the study were based on the 1975 Michigan Department of Education project for the development of competency-based teacher education programs, and included instructional modules of program goals, performance objectives, objective-referenced testing, learning activities, follow-up, and evaluation. A job task analysis of the architectural profession was developed from a review of literature to determine typical jobs and tasks. These jobs and tasks were equated with program goals, course goals, and performance objectives. Learning activities were then arranged to support each of the performance objectives. A textbook entitled "Architecture-Design, Engineering, Drawing" was selected to augment the learning activities. The result of the study was a 10-unit, task package, performance-based course. Each unit represents a performance objective and a required drawing arranged in the order of actual construction. The evaluation of the learner's mastery of the course is determined by successful completion of each unit test and a set of drawings prepared by student teams. It was recommended that light commercial building drafting be incorporated into community college and university architectural technology programs. An evaluation study was also recommended to survey those who had completed the course and were employed in architectural drafting as a means to update the course content. (The performance-based light commercial drafting course is included as an appendix to the report.) (KC)
Descriptors: Architects, Architectural Drafting, Architectural Education, Behavioral Objectives, Building Plans, Competence, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Units of Study, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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