Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Education (Hons.)


School of Education


Western Australian College of Advanced Education


This study was conducted with the intention of identifying what effects may have occurred within upper school Technical Drawing in W.A. high schools following the recent introduction of Computer-Aided Drafting/Design (CAD). With CAD being in its infancy in W.A. high schools it was decided that this study should attempt to answer four specific questions:- i) Were there any problems experienced by Technical Drawing teachers following the introduction of CAD? ii) Are there any educational benefits to either students or teachers to be derived from the introduction of CAD? iii) What methods of teaching and evaluating CAD generated drawings were being used by teachers in this subject area? iv) Has there been any general effect on student interest in Technical Drawing since the introduction of CAD?