Technology Technology Education (TE) Programme

Philosophy, Objectives and Scope of the Technology Education (TE) Postgraduate Programme

INTRODUCTION

The Federal Government recognized Technology Education in its policy statements, thus has for a long time backed up its position with actions which include the establishment of Technical Institutions at various levels, such as Technical Training Centres, Technical Colleges, Colleges of Education (Technical), Polytechnics and Universities of Technology etc.   This and other factors are responsible for the high demand for qualified Technology Educators Nationwide.

The Postgraduate Programmes (PGDTE, M.Tech. Ed. and Ph.D. of the TE Program are intended to prepare qualified Technology Educators who can teach and assume leadership positions in Technical Colleges, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education (Tech) and Universities of Technology across the country.   Specifically the postgraduate programme in TE is intended to:

  1. Prepare recipients with professional competencies that will enable them serve in leadership position in all educational establishments.
  2. Increase their Technical knowledge and skills so that they can keep abreast with the technological developments in various disciplines worldwide.
  • Develop research skills in the students and apply same in the solutions of problems in technology and vocational education.
  1. It is also designed to prepare technology instructors and personnel in industrial and technical establishments nationwide.

In the TE programme the following academic postgraduate programmes are run in addition to the undergraduate (B. Ed.) programme.   They are:

  • Masters of Technology Education (M. Tech. Ed.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Technology Education areas.

The Masters and Ph.D. degrees run in the TE programme are available in the following Vocational and Technology Areas of Specialization:

  • Agricultural Education (AGR)
  • Automobile Technology Education (AUT)
  • Building Technology Education (BLT)
  • Electrical/Electronics Technology Education (EET)
  • Metalwork Technology Education (MWT)
  • Woodwork Technology Education (WWT)

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PGDTE, M. TECH (ED), AND Ph.D. IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Education (PGDTE)

To be eligible for admission to the PGDTE programme, candidates must hold one of the following: B.Sc, BA, M.Sc, or PhD Degrees, HND or its equivalent in any of the Agric, Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Trades, and any other qualification recognized by the Taraba State University.

  • Other qualifications that could be considered for the PGDTE include Full Technological Certificate (FTC), TTC and its equivalent in the various Technological areas of specialization.
  • Admission to the programme is on the basis of the quality of the degree(s) held by candidates, teaching experience in an institution, and the subject methods being proposed.
  • A candidate is required on admission to register for a subject methodology in his/her field of specialization or in a related field or in other main subjects he/she must have been teaching for a continuous period of not less than two years
  • The PGDTE course work is to run for two semesters in which candidates are expected to pass all courses registered for.
  • All PGDTE candidates are expected to participate in a compulsory supervised teaching practice.
  • Candidates are expected to undertake a Research Project in which they will be examined.
  • Other requirements that apply to all PGDE candidates of the STE also apply to the PGDTE.

 

Masters’ Degree in Technology Education

The general requirement for a Masters’ Degree in Technology Education include:

  • Possession of First degree (B.Ed, B.Tech. Ed., B.Sc.Ed. etc) with second class upper division in any of the relevant areas of specialization in TE
  • Candidates with 2/1 or 2/2 in their First degree B.Sc./B.Tech. (Hons), HND at least merit pass or its equivalent in any of the Technical/Vocational Trade areas such as Agriculture, Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Trade and a very good Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Education (PGDTE) can be considered for the M.Tech. (Ed) in TE.
  • Candidates with third class or pass degree who must have gained not less than five years postgraduate teaching experience in the relevant TE areas of specialization can also apply.
  • Candidates with Third Class or Pass Degrees in TE who have good PGDTE (at not lower than merits) are also qualified for the M. Tech. Ed in TE.
  • All other conditions governing the Postgraduate M. Tech Degree Programmes accepted by TSU also apply,

 

PH.D. DEGREE IN TE

  • The general requirement for a Ph.D. Degree in any areas of specialization in TE is the possession of a Masters’ degree in the relevant TE areas at least at second class lower division.
  • Any other conditions laid by the PG School of TSU regarding Ph.D. degree requirement also applies.
  • The Ph.D. in Technology Education Programme is by Research, except where a candidate is found to be deficient in the areas of Educational Research and Statistics, Professional Technology Education (PTE) courses, then such candidates are expected to take some bridging courses in those affected areas as may be determined by the PG School of TSU before proceeding for the research work.

 

  1. TECH. (ED) DEGREES AVAILABLE

The TE Programme run the Masters Degree M. Tech (Ed) in Technology Education

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AVAILABLE

The following areas of specialization are available at the M. Tech (Ed) level.

Technology Education

  • Tech.(Ed) Mechanical Technology Education
  • Tech.(Ed) Electrical/Electronics Technology Education
  • Tech.(Ed) Construction Technology Education (with specialization in construction Management, Construction Technology or Building Services and Finishing).
  • Tech.(Ed) Metalwork Technology Education
  • Tech.(Ed) Woodwork Technology Education

 

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

  1. Four consecutive semesters on campus
  2. A minimum of thirty (30) credit units per semester
  • A minimum of twelve (12) units in subject area per semester
  1. A research project
  2. A practical project in the subject area of specialization

 

COURSE CODES, UNITS AND CONTENTS FOR THE M. TECH. (Ed) DEGREES IN TE

The courses for the M. Tech. (Ed) in TE are in two categories.   The core or general courses, and then courses related to specific subject areas of specialization only.   This arrangement is same for both first and second semesters.

 

FIRST SEMESTER

GENERAL/CORE COURSES

Code Title Units
TED/SED 601

SCI 631

TED/SED 681

TED/SED 691

TED 641

TED 651

Educational Research in TE

History of Science

Measurement and Evaluation in TE

Educational Statistics

Problems in the Teaching of TE Subjects

Facilities Planning in TE

2

2

2

3

2

2

  TOTAL 13

 

Automobile Technology Education Unit Courses

CODE TITLE UNITS
AUT601

AUT611

 

AUT612

Construction of Automobile and Farm Engines

Heavy duty Equipment and Plant Construction and Operations

Practical Project in AUT

3

 

3

0

 


Building Technology Education Unit Courses

CODE TITLE UNITS
 

BLM601

BLM611

BLM613

BLT612

Construction Management Option

Construction Planning and Control

Advanced Construction Labour Management

Maintenance Management of Building

Practical project in BLT

 

2

2

2

0

 

BLC601

BLC611

BLM613

BLT612

Construction Technology Option

Reinforced Concrete Design & Construction

Advanced Design of Steel Structures

Maintenance Management of Building

Practical project in BLT

 

2

2

2

0

 

BLS601

BLS611

BLM613

BLT612

Building Services & Finishing Option

Build. Service (Water Supply & Waste Water Disposal

Advanced Painting and Decorating in Building

Maintenance Management of Building

Practical project in BLT

 

2

2

2

0

Electrical/Electronics Technology Educ. Unit Courses

Code Title Units
EET613

EET603

EET612

Micro-Computers/Micro-processors

Electrical Machines

Practical project in EET

3

3

0

 

Production Technology Educ. Unit Courses

Code Title Units
MWT611

MWT601

MWT612

Industrial Metal Machining Processes

Product Planning & Design Processes

Practical project in MWT

3

3

0

 

Wood Construction Technology Educ. Unit Courses

Code Title Units
WCT601

WCT611

WCT612

Theory and Structure of Timber

Advanced Furniture Finishing Processes

Practical project in WWT

3

3

0

Second Semester

General/ Core Courses

Code Title Units
EDU692

EDU632

PTE602

Educational Research

Philosophy of Science

Project Construction & Evaluation in TE

3

2

2

  TOTAL 7

 

 

Automobile Technology Education Unit Courses

Code Title Units
AUT622

AUT621

AUT612

 

Advanced Welding & Metal Joining Processes

Automobile Transmission Systems

Practical Project in AUT

 

3

3

3

Building Technology Education Unit Courses

Code Title Units
 

BLM602

BLM604

BLC612

BLT612

Construction Management Option

Construction Plant & Equipment

Production Control in Building Construction

Advanced Construction Technology

Practical project in Building Tech. Education

 

2

2

2

3

 

BLC612

BLC604

BLC602

BLT612

Construction Technology Option

Advanced Construction Technology

Advanced Concrete Technology

Foundation Design & Construction

Practical project in Building Tech. Education

 

2

2

2

3

 

BLS602

BLS604

BLC612

BLT612

Building Services & Finishing Option

Building Services Electrical

Building Services (Ref & Ac)

Advanced Construction Technology

Practical project in Building Tech. Education

 

2

2

2

3

 

Electrical. /Electronics Technology Educ. Unit Courses

Code Title Units
EET601

EET609

EET612

Electrical Plant Utilization and Maintenance

Digital Communications

Practical project in Elect./Elect. Tech. Education

3

3

3

,

Production Technology Education Unit Courses

Code Title Units
MPT622

MPT621

MPT612

Advanced Welding & Metal Joining Processes

Advanced Foundry Technology

Practical Project in Metalwork

3

3

3

Wood CocstructionTechnology Education

Code Title Units
WCT622

WCT621

WCT612

……………………………………….

Advanced Woodwork Machines

Practical Project in Woodwork

3

3

3

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR FIRST SEMESTER

GENERAL/ CORE COURSES

TED 601         Research Method in Technology Education (3 units).

Conceptualizing research problems and developing research skills in solving educational problems.   Evaluating a research report. Providing the necessary experiences in data collection, analysis and interpretation. The research proposal and its preparation.   Choosing, investigating and analyzing a research project.

 

TE 631            History of Technology (2 units).

Origin, trends and interaction between time, technology and society. Emerging socio-economic concepts of technology. Advent of technological development through scientific inquiry and its impact in advancing societal well being. High tech., robotics and automation.

 

TED 681 Measurement and Evaluation (2units).

Application of formative and summative evaluation in qualifying learner behaviour: using achievement, aptitude, attitude and interest test in assessing intended outcomes, programme, content, and instructional evaluation.

 

TED 691 Educational Statistics (3 units)

Measure of central tendency and variability, the means, the mode and the Median.   Hypothesis testing.   Correlation and regression analysis.   Normal Distribution, frequency distribution and distribution of score. Probability Measurement of dispersion or spread, the range, mean, standard deviation and Variance. Special reference to business education problems.

 

TED 641 Problems in the Teaching of Technology Education

Definition of terms, teaching, technology and education Administrative problems – policy, curriculum, management/financial control, Equipment/materials and often facilities related problems Teachers related problems – competency lesson preparation, presentation, Conducting, evaluating, recording, keeping and coping with scientific/technological development problems.   Academic progress and industrial linkage with the school system. Students related problems – Teacher understanding his students, motivation, controlling, rewarding, punishing and effects of punishment or rewards on learning. Professional/academic related problems – understanding the teaching professions/appreciating and teacher academic progress, research publication and other related matters. Problems of understanding the nature and definition of technical subjects Nomenclature of technical education and vocational education. Understanding the nature of technical education and learning weaknesses Understanding further the teaching and learning of technical subjects e.g. learning difficulties, fatigue, and application of learning concepts to students. Problems related to the development and evaluation of psychomotor skills in technology education.   How to develop psychomotor skills in learning, in all the fields. How to evaluate and find out related problems in developing and evaluating skills in the learner. Problems related to the methodology of testing skills – purpose, characteristics of test.   Testing skills, administration and preparation of test.   Rating scales and uses. Problems of understanding and presentation of technical information – workshop related information, shop illustration, programmed instructions, questions and questioning techniques, lectures experimental methods in teaching. Problems related to the methodology of teaching and testing of attitudes in technology education. Interest, habits, attitude and motivation, tools used in testing interest habits and motivation – strategies in motivation, frustration and their effect on learning outcomes – reward and punishment, drill and skills developments. Problems related to communication skills, writing and discussion plus group activities. General factor in speaking, uses of styles, articulation modes and effects. Problems related to the technology education teacher and interpersonal relationship. Teachers’ relationship with students, school, organization/management, problems identification and characteristics.

 

TED 651 Facilities Planning Technology Education (2 units).

Problems relating to planning, preparation and utilization of facilities with emphasis on the economic factors..Decision-making processes and techniques. Needs, evaluating and assessing, utilizing specialized personnel related financial matters. Identifying and specifying equipment and instructional supplies.

 

 

ACADEMIC STAFF LIST DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

S/N NAME RANK AREA OF SPECIALIZATION
1. Prof. Paul Shehu Yaduma Professor Physics/Technology Education
2. Prof. Joel O. Eriba Professor Mathematics Education
3. Ass. Prof. K.G Farauta Reader Biology Education
4. Dr. Ajai John T Lecturer I Mathematics Education
5. Mr. Shiaki O. Bulus Lecturer I Mathematics Education
6. Dr. Achor Emmanuel Reader Science Education
7. Gladys Jack Lecturer I Chemistry Education