Tag Archives: Assessment for Learning

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, 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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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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