Co-construction of knowledge in an industrial training setting involves the students and industrysupervisors. This presents opportunities for teachers and students to interact more productivelythrough the use of tools and equipments at workplace. Industrial training helps connect schoolknowledge with real life experiences in the industry. Industry in this context could mean amanufacturing plant, a laboratory, surgical theatre, medical and dental clinic, engineering workshopetc. The use of tools, equipment, and materials for training, production and supervision is commonin industrial training. However, the focus of this paper is to examine the use of logbook to connectschool knowledge with real life experiences during industrial training. Industrial training provides alearner the opportunities of connecting the knowledge of things taught in the school with real lifeexperiences and hence develop the needed competences for a better career future.
1. To understand industrial training and the use of paper and digital logbooks.2. To understand types of logbook and their uses3. To present a novel digital logbook.
Industrial Training Experience and the Use of Logbook for Supervision.
Industrial training especially those that demand the development of skills require the involvementof teachers and their students in knowledge and experiences sharing. Instructors perform practical
In Nigeria we called our industrial training for vocational education Student Industrial WorkExperience Scheme (SIWES), it is for the development of technical skills so as to make students
Usually, courses like engineering, dentistry and medicine, and some artisans’ training employ
technicians, etc. Industrial training places could be in the hospitals’ surgical theatre, engineeringworkshop, laboratories, industrial plants etc-these are places where ideas and innovations met andare incubated and bred by the students and their teachers through diverse learning activities, bymulti-tasking and multidimensional interactions using multimedia facilities. It is a place where mentor/mentee relationship is fathomed. This is essential for many a reason among which is to bridge the
techniques and materials.The normal practice is usually to expose students to practical know-how as the students watch
for example that manual dexterity in the handling of tools and performance of technique have beenestablished students are allowed to carry out procedure which usually progresses from simple tocomplex levels. This is exactly what we do with dental technologists on Internship and on SIWESprogrammes at the dental laboratory jointly run by the Lagos University teaching hospital and thecollege of medicine of the University of Lagos Nigeria. I believe this is what obtains globally. Althoughthis is usually an unstructured training programme as there are no outlined course contents andcurriculum available to guide the SIWES programme. However, on a daily basis as schedules of work are made which are primarily dictated by the tasks of the day derived from job requisition