An Effective AutoCAD Curriculum for the High School Student

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  California State University, San Bernardino CSUSB ScholarWorks Teses Digitization Project John M. Pfau Library 1999  An eective AutoCAD curriculum for the highschool student  William Christopher Brown Follow this and additional works at:hps:// of the Vocational Education Commons Tis Project is brought to you for free and open access by the John M. Pfau Library at CSUSB ScholarWorks. It has been accepted for inclusion inTeses Digitization Project by an authorized administrator of CSUSB ScholarWorks. For more information, please Recommended Citation Brown, William Christopher, An eective AutoCAD curriculum for the high school student (1999). Teses Digitization Project  . 1791.hps://   N FFECTIVE UTOC D CURRICULUM FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT   roject Presented to the Faculty of California State University San Bernardino In artial Fulfillment of he Requirements or the Degree Master of rts in Education: Vocational By William C Brown June 1999   N FFECTIVE UTOC D CURRICULUMFOR THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT   roject Presented to the Faculty of California State University San Bernardino by William Christopher Brown June 999 Approved by: ^^^ji^^^iicarcella Ph.D. irst Reader ate Jo|afi Emerson M . Second Reader   bstract The nstruction of omputer assisted drafting CAD) n the high school classroom presents unique problems and challenges that typical colleges technical schools and industry do not have o address. Issues such as ross curriculum instruction, beginning and advanced students in the same lass, several courses in the same room, C D nd manual drafting taught concurrently shorter class periods and limited resources. In addition curriculum must meet he California State Frameworks or Industrial Education in the area of isual Communication: Drafting. The bjective of he curriculum will be to expose students to CAD. tudents will be proficient enough with he C D oftwme to be able to visually communicate heir ideas, using industry standards. The most popular CAD oftware for the microcomputer presently is AutoCAD, ationalizing my se of t for the project. The urriculum will be set up so students will need a minimum of eacher lecture/demonstration of ommands. The equence of commands earned will be carefully and thoughtfully planned. Students will be expected to learn at their own pace n an environment of eers who re both moreand less proficient using CAD han themselves. The eacher s role will be predominantly that of acilitator, however eacher demonstrations in critical m°eas will be ssential to speeding up he learning process for most tudents. Functions of C D hat integrate with other high school subject areas will be emphasized. For example: the Cartesian coordinate system on he C D creen and graphing using the x-y axis in Algebra. Ill
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