ERIC Number: ED327693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Industrial Automation Mechanic Model Curriculum Project. Final Report.
Toledo Public Schools, OH.
This document describes a demonstration program that developed secondary level competency-based instructional materials for industrial automation mechanics. Program activities included task list compilation, instructional materials research, learning activity packet (LAP) development, construction of lab elements, system implementation, certification test development and piloting, replication, and third-party evaluation. Following the seven-page final report, appendix I contains these materials: junior course outline and task list; senior course outline; staff information; floor plan and equipment list; and evaluation report. Appendix II contains key segments of the LAPs developed, which consist of lab activities, instructional aids, and support materials developed for the task list. Tasks are divided into these content areas: fluid power (tube line fabrication, pneumatics, hydraulic pumps, hydraulic valves, actuators, hydraulic circuits); mechanical power (bearings, clutches and brakes, couplings, fasteners, gears, v-belts and chains); machining (bench metals, lathe, vertical mill, horizontal mill, surface grinding, broaching); and metal fabrication (sheet metal, welding, oxyacetylene welding, shield metal arc welding, metal inert gas welding, tungsten inert gas welding). Each content area consists of 17 to 55 LAPs. Components of each LAP include performance objective, tasks, references, time range, and handouts. (YLB)
Descriptors: Automation, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Fluid Mechanics, High Schools, Industrial Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Machine Tools, Manufacturing, Material Development, Mechanical Equipment, Mechanics (Process), Metal Working, Welding
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Toledo Public Schools, OH.