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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50

Details of Shop Instruction

Details of Shop Instruction.

The shop instruction is given similarly to laboratory lectures. The instructor at the bench, machine, forge, or anvil, executes in the presence of the whole class the day's lesson, giving all needed instructions, and at times using the blackboard. When necessary the pupils make notes and sketches (working drawings), and questions are asked and answered? that all obscurities may be removed. The class then proceeds to the execution of the task, leaving the instructor to give additional help to such as need it. At a specified time that lesson ceases, the work is brought in, commented on and marked. It is not necessary that, all the work assigned should be finished; the essential thing is that it should be well begun and carried on with reasonable speed and accuracy.