The subject of Graphic Communications (and the more-focused subject of Technical Drawing currently taught in Hong Kong) is usually taught in schools as either a stand-alone subject or as part of other technology subjects such as Design & Technology. Traditionally, textbooks and their accompanying problems in workbooks contain set exercises that often lack relevance to each other and/or the students. One way to provide more meaning in the teaching/learning of the subject is to utilize a thematic approach. This paper will present a rationale for using a thematic approach for teaching Graphic Communications. Examples of student work and suggestions for introducing thematic topic will be give. Copyright © 2000 Hong Kong Institute of Education.
|Title of host publication||Science technology education: Enhancing the quality of life through science & technology: Science & Technology Education Conference 2000 proceedings|
|Editors||Kenneth S. VOLK , Wing-mui, Winnie SO , Gregory P. THOMAS|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Education Dept., Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education and Hong Kong Association for Design and Technology Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|