Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Edith Cowan University, Western Australia in association with Khon Kaen University, Thailand and Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, Thailand.

Comments

Originally published in the Proceedings of the EDU-COM 2008 International Conference. Sustainability in Higher Education: Directions for Change, Edith Cowan University, Perth Western Australia, 19-21 November 2008.

Abstract

The purposes of this study was to construct an automotive technology competency analysis profile for training undergraduate students of Mechanical Technology Education program at King Mongkut‘s University of Technology Thonburi and to identify the tasks list of automotive body electrical technology systems. The qualitative and quantitative data was collected through observations, in-depth interviews, document analysis, and DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) job analysis process with 17 training instructors from 12 well-known car automobile companies in Thailand. The triangulation method was referred to validate an automotive technology competency analysis profile. The results of this study indicated that were 7 job duties, 86 tasks and 7 core competencies framework. Moreover, the importance of 56 core competencies as rated by respondents and the mean rating was calculated for each competencies item. The quality of the resulting had to apply the systematic curriculum and instructional development to effective implementation guidelines. They can be applied to change the training program of prospective mechanical technology education to enhance future students‘ competency.

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