Impact and Utilization of Instructional Materials in Enhancing Effective Teaching of Technical Drawing in Senior Secondary Schools in Education District V Zone III in Lagos State

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Impact and Utilization of Instructional Materials in Enhancing Effective Teaching of Technical Drawing in Senior Secondary Schools in Education District V Zone III in Lagos State

Dr. Dawodu Rasheed Adegbenro, Dr. Ogunbote Shefiu, Dr (Mrs) Okeowo Rebbeca Oyenike and Adewuyi Babajide Adetunji
Department of Technology Education, Lagos State University of Education, Lagos State

DOI: https://doi.org/10.51244/IJRSI.2023.10613

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Received: 16 May 2023; Revised: 15 June 2023; Accepted: 19 June 2023; Published: 16 July 2023

Abstract: The study was carried out to examine the impact and utilization of instructional materials in enhancing effective teaching of Technical Drawing in senior secondary schools in Education District V zone III in Lagos State. A descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The population for the study consisted of sixty teachers teaching Technical Drawing from six senior secondary schools in the education district V zone III. No sample was used because the population is manageable. A structured questionnaire was designed for data collection. Three research questions were developed. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions. The findings revealed that drawing instruments and materials were not sufficiently available and the few available ones were not utilized properly for enhancing effective teaching of Technical Drawing in senior secondary schools in Education District V zone III in Lagos State. The finding also showed that the professionally qualified technical teachers were inadequate and, in some cases, other science teachers were being drafted to teach the subject. From the results of these findings, it was recommended that Technical drawing subject should be mandatory in the Senior secondary schools for science and technical Students. The recruitment of technical drawing teachers should be based on experience and qualification in engineering and technical education. Regular training should be organised for Teachers teaching technical drawing in digital instructional techniques using the application of software such AUTO CAD to actively impart in the students’ quality knowledge and skills among others.

Keywords: Impact, Utilization, Instructional materials, Technical drawing, Technical College.

I. Introduction

Technical drawing is one of the subjects taught at the post primary and post-secondary school levels. It deals with graphical representations of ideas with clearly and concisely communicating all of the information necessary to transform an idea or concept into a reality. Technical drawing as a science subject is activity based. The activity based instructional approach which can best be adopted for teaching it. The technical drawing concepts cannot be fully achieved without the use of instructional materials According to Laguador, (2014) technical drawing is a means of clearly and succinctly communicating all of the information necessary to transform an idea or a concept into reality which can be manufactured or constructed. This implies that technical drawing contains more than just graphical representations which includes sketches, notes and specifications of its subject and a functional way of providing education to learners in order to assist them imbibe the required capacity for the world of work. In the same vein, technical drawing is an important form of technological and engineering communication in science, technology, industry and vocations (Mikhailov, Rodin & Smirnova 2018).