Detailed Description of Learning Activity
Toward the end of the program have your students build a guide for future students of the program: “How to be successful in Welding Foundation”. Students should start by brainstorming all the possible ideas and then sorting then into topics. Suggestions include:
- How to stay motivated and engaged.
- How to pass your quizzes and tests.
- How to prepare for the ITA exams.
- How to improve your skills in the shop.
- How to stay safe.
- How not to get into trouble.
- How to stay organized and on top of your workload.
- How to make the most of your time at the college/university.
- How to build a sense of community among your fellow tradespeople.
- How to work with your instructor.
- What to do if things get tough (resources available).
- Why welding is so great!
The students could then build this in Pressbooks with integrated video messages for easy sharing, or create a PDF that can be printed at the print shop and distributed to the next cohort of students.
Purpose of Activity
- Consolidate learning over the program.
- Create a sense of legacy.
- Support future students.
What Makes This Open?
- Participatory technology.
- Students create content.
- Student share learning or resources beyond class.
- Non-disposable assignment.
- Incorporates reflective practice.
- Collaborative/team-based learning.
Marks can be assigned for self-evaluated participation.
|Explanation of activity and presentation of problem/challenge||30 minutes|
|Build resource||1–2 days|
- Pressbooks account and/or print shop.
- Laptops or computer lab.