International Journal of
Vocational and Technical Education

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Voc. Tech. Educ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-534X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJVTE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 106

Table of Content: August 2015; 7(7)

August 2015

Adoption of competency based education in TVET Institutions in Ghana: A case study of Mechanical Engineering Department, Accra Polytechnic

Polytechnics education in Ghana, as it is now, lacks proper direction. Indeed, Poku et al. (2013) stated that education in Ghana can be described as being under experimentation, without a very clear direction and focus. It is observed that Polytechnic education which is meant to enhance trainee’s practical abilities and prepare them effectively for the world of work has been degrading gradually. Many polytechnics...

Author(s): Amevi Acakpovi and Kennedy Nutassey

August 2015

The role of the ‘hands-on’ teaching approach in vernacular architecture education: A case study of University of Jos, Nigeria

This paper focuses on a study of pedagogical techniques employed for the teaching of vernacular architecture modules, at the University of Jos, Nigeria. It looks at the way the hands-on approach and other methods were employed in teaching the modules from the early formative stages to the final year of the bachelor’s programme before changes were made to the teaching methods. As methodology, the study employed the...

Author(s): Warebi Gabriel Brisibe and Ferdinand Daminabo