Conceptual model for the integration of personal attribute skills in electrical technology education curriculum

Dahiru Sale Mohammed, Sarimah Ismail

Abstract


The Current curriculum of Electrical Technology Education (ETE) of Nigerian Universities has been criticized for not meeting the desired challenges.  The personal attribute skills are not integrated in the curriculum due to lack of conceptual model that can guide its implementation.  Hence, this study aimed to develop a conceptual model for the integration of personal attribute skills in electrical technology education curriculum.  The research was designed to determine the types of personal attribute skills and their respective indicators.  Mixed methods exploratory research design was employed for this study.  10 industry technical managers were interviewed.  The interview data were analyzed by using coding process starting with open coding followed by axial coding to selective coding. The interview results were used to develop structured questionnaire.  The questionnaire was validated by 4 experts and then it was pilot tested and alpha value was 0.89.  The sample of the survey was 646 including 528 ETE Graduates, 22 ETE Lecturers and 96 Industry Technical Managers.  The sample of the survey was 646 including 528 ETE Graduates, 22 ETE Lecturers and 96 Industry Technical Managers.  Stepwise linear regression and confirmatory factor analysis were used to analyze the survey.  The study developed the conceptual model for the integration of personal attribute skills including attitude skills and trait skills in electrical technology education curriculum.  The researcher recommended the implementation of the conceptual model for the integration of employability skills in electrical technology education curriculum.

Keywords


conceptual model, technology education, personal attributes, TVET curriculum



DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijere.v9i1.20301
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