Monthly Archives: June 2011

Week 2, Day 2 apprentices

Day 2: Wednesday morning session Power point of Back Blocking and Butt Joints, the how, what, why, when and where of it. Typical Questions: What issues came up as a result of installing back blocking and butt joints? How should … Continue reading

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Week 2, Day 3 apprentices

Day 3: Feedback Session The day starts as usual with classroom debriefing of the day before’s theory and how well it related to their practical projects and after a nights thoughts their own workplace and practices. Discussion regarding the day’s … Continue reading

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Week 2, Day1 apprentices

DAY 1: Tuesday’s session (short week), back blocking and butt joints, Calculations, Communication, Read and interpret plans.  Not exactly riveting for students in the trades But the basic skills that are required to be a competent trades person. Through out the old … Continue reading

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Week 2 First year Apprentices

The apprentices have returned for week two and this is usually the week when they find their feet, get to know each other and start to test the waters of the tafeSA environment. Typical past behaviours Late to arrive More … Continue reading

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A permanent computer in the classroom

At last today Graham and I set up the desktop in the classroom, it was quite a moment as we attached the cables and plugged them all in.  It felt like we had finally made some elearning progress in Wall and … Continue reading

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Empty Poles

Empty Poles The sky dark And looming, Spreads across The Adelaide sky Behind the once Adorned flag poles Stark and Contrasted Against the black clouds They stand as Reminders of the    Punters gate. The Victoria Park racecourse gates, Adelaide Parklands, South Australia.  … Continue reading

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Trade Students

Their past colours their lives. For 6 years I have had contact with trades students, delivering trade training and Assessment in a classroom, on-site and simulated workshop settings and during that time the students past surfaces regularly. Feeling threatened in situations, … Continue reading

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2nd years Day – 3 steel stud work

Self & Peer Assessment The work continues and confidence is high, the set out is complete and the projects are all aligned and looking great.  The initial problems resolved and the practice set out on an open floor brought out … Continue reading

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