Category Archives: CB-A Project

An Action Learning Project

June 30th 2011 Deadline

The CB-A Project, had it’s ultimate moment for me on Thursday the 30th June 2011, a day far at the end of the project some nine months ago.  Those nine months have flicked past like drawings on a writing pad flick … 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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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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2nd Year students (a new chapter in the CB-A Trials)

Steel Stud Work (Day One) As part of the CB-A project 2010-11 I sort feedback from industry Student in Worldskills competition about students and one part of that was the issue with recently qualified tradespeople was their lack of confidence in … Continue reading

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Day 5 Wall and Ceiling Lining Apprentice training

External plasterglass cornice mitre Day 5 Frustration It is “Day 5” of the apprentices training and the most frustrating of all.  Why because I am not at work to see the final stages of “Week One, Year One”. The week … Continue reading

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Day 4 Apprentices

8am All is going to plan more or less and this is usually the day where the wheels start to fall off.   Frustration with their own hand skills and lack of practice combined with being presented with work of their … Continue reading

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The Class 1A – 2011 tafeSA

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Here are the first images of the class, (1A Wall & Ceiling Lining Students) well it is half of them anyway.  They seem happy, fingers crossed I can keep them as engaged as they are this week.  The rest of … Continue reading

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