New Dimensions in Sourcing and Utilization of Resource Materials for Effective Teaching and Instruction in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Nigeria
Volume 4, Issue 6-1, December 2015, Pages: 24-30
Received: Oct. 3, 2015;
Accepted: Oct. 7, 2015;
Published: Jun. 17, 2016
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Akpotohwo Festus Chukwunwendu, Department of Vocational and Technology Education, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
The main purpose of technical vocational education and training TVET is to provide skilled manpower in applied science, engineering technology and commerce to operate, maintain and sustain the Nation’s economic activities for rapid socio-economic development. TVET is a correlate to teaching practical skills. Because of the target audience of this type of education, it has become imperative to examine the new dimensions in instructional and training strategies from the perspectives of General Education and Training. In doing this, the paper focus on the following: TVET Path, Sourcing materials for instruction in TVET, Materials from Conventional Sources such as: print-based materials, video-based, Workshop/Laboratory, Sourcing from e-book materials through UNESCO-Nigeria TVET Project. It also looked at integrating ICT with TVET systems such as: Computer, networking and communication technology applications, Instructional materials/packages, Resource utilization for effective instructional delivery, Developing training assessment strategies and competency needs. The paper also took cognizance of the fact that teaching and instruction in each TVET course units has its prescribed resources to be utilized during instruction/teaching session and should be done using any of the appropriate multimedia gadgets in collaboration with industry linkages. The paper emphasized that the learning environment whether conventional classrooms or virtual should determine instructional materials sourcing and utilization and that Government should intensify effort in funding of TVET project by ensuring budget adequacy and funding to help develop TVET institutions. It recommends amongst others that: Promoters of UNESCO-Nigeria TVET Project should engage community and industry as significant players in TVET. It concludes that it is only when there is adequate funding that TVET Centers and Institutions can employ trained trainers, support them in updating and upgrading their skills, purchase most appropriate teaching facilities/materials, and instructional technology for practical on- the- job and hands-activities training.
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