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TO: Ron Pendleton
FROM:
Phil Fournier
DATE:
10/25/2004
RE: EVOC 501, WR3 Assignment

The purpose of the WR3 Assignment was to prepare a one page sample course plan and a one page sample unit plan appropriate for the course I teach in Automotive Air Conditioning.


The following six criteria were specified:

1. Comply with all of the General Criteria for Written Reports.

2. Emulate the Fred Fudrucker example for FORMAT, but include my own CONTENT

3. Develop a one page SAMPLE COURSE PLAN that includes a course description and a description of each of three units.

4. Develop a one page SAMPLE UNIT PLAN that includes a unit description (one of the units from the course description) and a description of each of three lessons.

5. Indicate the TIME REQUIRED to complete the entire course, each unit and each lesson described.

6. When writing the lesson descriptions focus on SPECIFIC STUDENT PERFORMANCE that involves only SIMPLE TASKS in the context of SHORT LESSONS.

The following sources of information were used relative to this assignment:

1. Fournier, Phil - From my own professional experience.

I believe that the attached report meets all six of above listed criteria. I respectfully request full credit: one point for meeting each of the above listed criteria.

 

SAMPLE COURSE & UNIT PLANS FOR A COURSE
IN AUTO AIR CONDITIONING

By Phil Fournier

 

Sample Course Plan for Automotive Air Conditioning Course:


Course overview for Automotive Air Conditioning:
Automotive Air Conditioning is a course designed to acquaint students with the basic principles of mobile air conditioning systems, their theory and their operation. The history, theory, and principles of operation will be taught.  This is a 102 hour course that covers 10 different study units and meets for 3 hours, twice a week for 16 weeks. The following units are typical of the units in this course:

Study unit one: Course overview, grading requirements, and attendance expectations, and the history of mobile air conditioning.


This 3-hour unit of study is designed to be delivered during the first, 3-hour class session. Students will provide information about their individual backgrounds and the instructor will review all course topics, assignments and other course requirements, and will give a short lecture on air conditioning history in mobile applications. This unit includes 3 individual lesson plans.  At the conclusion of this unit all students should be able list the critical dates relating to mobile air conditioning history and to identify everything that they must do in order to earn a passing grade in this course.

Study unit two: Air Conditioning theory and principles of operations


This 12-hour unit of study is designed to be delivered during the four 3-hour sessions following the unit one. The instructor will provide specific information about the operation, components, specifications, and testing theory applicable to R12 and R134a systems. This unit includes 24 individual lesson plans. At the conclusion of this unit all students should be able to identify the components of the air conditioning systems, and describe in an essay the theory of operation.


Study unit three: Class room and lab, air conditioning pressure testing and corresponding temperature relationships.


This 16 hour unit of study is designed to be delivered during the 4 class sessions following unit two.  The instructor will conduct lecture, guided practice and demonstration in the use of temperature versus pressure charts, pressure gauges in air conditioning pressure testing, and the use of thermometers, both digital and analog.  This unit will include 8 lesson plans.  The students will conduct directed discovery in the use of stand-alone pressure gauges, thermometers, and electronic temperature gauges.  At the completion of this unit, the student should be able to demonstrate competency in the interpretation of pressure versus temperature charts, and demonstrate the connection of pressure gauges.

 

One page sample unit plan:

Unit 1 - Course overview, grading, attendance expectations, and the history of mobile air conditioning.

This 3 hour unit is designed to be delivered during the first 3-hour class session. The instructor will discuss what the student should be able to do as a result of the course, how the student will be graded, and what the instructor’s attendance expectations are.  The instructor will also cover significant dates as they relate to mobile air conditioning.


Lesson 1 – Course overview

At the conclusion of this 30 minute lesson each student should be able to describe in writing the competencies that will be achieved as a result of the completion of the course.


Lesson 2 – Grading and attendance expectations

At the conclusion of this 1 hour lesson each student should be able to describe in writing the skills that must be demonstrated and the test scores that must be obtained in order to receive the desired grade in the course. In addition, the student will be able to list the consequences of electing for poor attendance.


Lesson 3 – Significant dates

At the conclusion of this 30 minute lesson each student should be able to list chronologically the four significant dates in history that have had drastic effects in the service and repair of mobile air conditioning systems.

 

Quiz on unit 1

During the final 20 minutes of this unit, students will be given a fill-in-the-blank type test in which they will write in answers directly relating to the student performance objectives listed in the 3 lesson plans that were covered in this unit.