Technical education contributes a major share to the overall education system and plays a vital role in the social and economic development of the nation. Hence the Technical Education has the need to create skilled manpower to enhance industrial productivity and to further improve the quality of life.The bridge from human resource development to economic growth has to be built by well trained teachers. The most important ‘agent of change’ in ‘Knowledge Society’ is the teacher.
The twenty first century presents a radically different economy and society, which is likely to have profound implications on Technical Education and Training. The Technical education system must adapt to the key features which include Globalization & Sustainability, ICT Revolution, Emergence of Knowledge Society Rapid Knowledge Obsolesces. A teacher requires many educational and didactic skills to deal with new situations. Teachers must be curriculum leaders. Ensuring that teachers are central to the reformation of curriculum will enable the development of pedagogy that provides the most favourable condition of learning and the highest quality learning outcomes for all students.The new role of teachers demands a new way of thinking and understanding of the new vision of the learning process.There is enough evidence in different fields of educational practice to understand that learning does not happen in the absence of teacher expertise in what to teach and how to teach it. Strong formal teaching and learning, aided by various educational technologies and premised on an up-to date understanding of the vocational, technical and professional field of practice is what is ‘good enough’ for Technical education.
This course on "ORIENTATION TOWARDS TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND CURRICULUM ASPECTS" delivers necessary foundations for shaping teacher education and refining the role of teachers and learners in the new, independent and engaging environment that has been created for them.
The Course outcomes are
Identify the issues and challenges in the domain of technical education, especially concerning quality.
Formulate Instructional Objectives at different level of cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains using Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy
Apply the principles of learning in teaching learning process
Interpret the psychological characteristics of adolescent learners to use the relevant motivational techniques
Interpret the aspects of curriculum for effective implementation for predetermined outcomes.