Blended welding

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  • Program Framework

  • Background

    Needs for skilled trades people in Canada By 2015 48% of workers, 45

  • Background

    Teacher shortages and hiring difficulties exist in VET areas (FTSDA, 2003)

  • Background

    The PAA curriculum in Saskatchewan contains 37 unique subjects areas (Sask Curr)

    Professional A certificate holders can teach any K-12 course PAA typically has inherent risks

  • Background

    PAA courses Pure courses 100 hours Survey courses 100 hours module based minimum of 3 subjects 10 hours 50 hours per subject

  • Purpose

    Introduce blended learning Instructor PD Promote content proficiency Encourage independent learning Support student success Redistribute use of time

  • Approach Blended Learning Integrating F2F and online learning Considerable portion of content offered

    online 30-75%

    Combinations of different learning approaches


  • Approach Students engage with content that suits their

    learning preferences Instructor fulfills the facilitator role Both parties fluidly move back and forth from Content Theory Practice Application

  • Approach

    Guided by Instructional Design Smith & Ragan

  • Learner Analysis VET Learners (Smith)

    Prefer dependant instruction Prefer non-textual materials, related to

    application Prefer social learning Field dependant learning styles

    Generally adequate reading level Experience with required basic math skills Age 14-18 Exceptionalities

  • Context

    One instructor 8-25 students Pure/survey setting Diversity of tasks Facility ICTs

  • IP Analysis - IGs

    Demonstrate related skills OAW, OFC-A, SMAW, GMAW

    Understandings of industry, apprenticeship, & training opportunities

    Apply understandings of blueprints and applied math skills

    Responsibility, and safe work habits

  • IP Analysis - Types of Learning

    Intellectual Skills Concepts Principles & Procedures Problem Solving

    Psychomotor Skills

  • Materials Design

    Learning Problem Supplantive Design Organizational Strategies Delivery & Design

  • Visual Design

    Functional/Formal Characteristics Navigation Multimedia Accessibility

  • Characteristics

    Layout Text Graphics Icons Animation Sound Video

    (Misanchuk & Schwier)

  • Evaluation

    Usability Testing Resource Materials Assessment Practical Experience Assessment