Friday, September 21, 2018

Aristotle on Education

"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."


TM1 Competency Based Learning Material Part 1 of 2

The TM-1 PTS-CBLM under information sheet 1.3-2 defines the components of a Competency Based Learning Material (CBLM).

On page 138, it enumerated the parts of the CBLM, grouped in two, these are:

A. Preliminary pages
  1. Front Page
  2. Trainee’s Guide on How to Use the CBLM
  3. List of Competencies
  4. Competency Summary
  5. Learning Outcome Summary
  6. Learning Experiences
B. Instruction Sheets
  1. Information Sheet
  2. Self-Check
  3. Task Sheet
  4. Operation Sheet
  5. Job Sheet
  6. Performance Criteria Checklist
 For this walk-through, let us start with the first group, preliminary pages.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

TM1 Sample Session Plan - Explained

It has been my observation since I became a TM-1 Facilitator of the kind of difficulty that a TM-1 Trainee tends to encounter when developing their respective Session Plan.

For this blog series, what I will do is to walk you through the development of a Session plan that you can utilized as your TM1 portfolio document.

The sample that I will be using is one of the old session plan that I made way back in 2013 from my old TVET Qualification Consumers Electronics Servicing NC II (CES NC II). 

To better follow the discussion and samples that I will be providing, it is highly recommended that you download a copy of this Sample Session Plan so that you can have a working example and reference as you develop your own.
It is a copy left material with attribution, feel free to distribute to anyone provided that you agree with the above terms and conditions and the following:
  1. The Session Plan was developed from the old CES NC II Training Regulations (TR) and has already been superseded by a newer Training Regulations, Electronic Product Assembly and Servicing NC II (EPAS NC II).
  2. That the sample material is provided as is and with no guarantee of anything.
  3. That the Sample Session plan will only be used as a reference for the development of your own session plan. 
With all of this in mind, before we proceed with this walk through you need to prepare the following, a copy of the:
  1. PTS-CBLM;
  2. Training Regulations (TR), for your respective qualification, if you do not have a copy of your respective TR, you can download it from here); and
  3. Session Plan Template (if you do not have a copy of the Session plan template, you can download it here).
aside from this, make sure that you have already read this previous blog; a lot your spare time; and an Internet connection of sufficient speed.

 With all things properly set-up, let us proceed to our walk through discussion.

Abraham Lincoln on Responsibility

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."

Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

PTS-JOB SHEET 1.2-4 : Make Session Plan

The PTS-CBLM on page 101, states that the
"Session Plan is a simply stated, clearly written and flexible trainer aid for conducting a session or module." That is "based on the curriculum of the unit of competency; and accomplished according to the suggested format."
Further it states that,
"Generally, the longer the program, the more often it is delivered, and the more complex the curriculum, the more detail is required in the training outline."

"It is important to make the outline as clear and complete as possible so that important points will not be overlooked during the preparation of the trainer guide and the participant materials."

"Regardless of the length and complexity of a training program, if other people will be involved in materials development and delivery, the outline must be written in sufficient detail to communicate to them the designer's intent."
From the same document, it also explains the benefits of a having a Session Plan and these are:
  1. Gives the trainers an idea of where they are and where they are going;
  2. Gives the trainers and the learners a clear idea of what they are doing;
  3. Records the training sessions the trainers have taken;
  4. Gives the trainers a starting point if they have to do the training again
    with another learner or group of learners; and
  5. Gives the trainers a firm base to review their performance.