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Pages: 1165-1172
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain

IMPROVING CORE SKILLS IN APPRENTICE EDUCATION

P. Kenny

Dublin Institute of Technology (IRELAND)
Many Motor trade apprentice students enter the later years of their studies ill prepared for the level of the material encountered. This is due to several factors including the level of Mathematics they have on leaving school, A lot of basic material has been covered in earlier years of their training but by the time they reach the third year of their apprenticeship(Phase 6) it is not safe to assume that they have a full grasp of the basics required. We have developed a diagnostic test to measure the level of preparedness of these students. This test covers basic Mathematics, Science and Engine technology.
In addition to this primary diagnostic test, a series of online tests have been devised that force students to revise and master the basics from their earlier years. In addition to these tests a series of online resources have also been provided to the students.
In this paper the test is outlined in detail. We enumerate the problem areas for the students and list the improvements that have been made by this initiative.
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booktitle = {EDULEARN11 Proceedings},
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month = {4-6 July, 2011},
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P. Kenny (2011) IMPROVING CORE SKILLS IN APPRENTICE EDUCATION, EDULEARN11 Proceedings, pp. 1165-1172.
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