Learn by doing: a glance in an approach for better skill enhancement in engineering program

Johari , Ayob and Razally, Wahid and Ahmad , Afandi and Md Nor, Danial and Ayob, Mohd Erdi and Md Taujuddin, Nik Shahidah Afifi and Abd Wahab, Mohd Helmy (2007) Learn by doing: a glance in an approach for better skill enhancement in engineering program. In: International Conference on Engineering Technology, 11-13 Disember 2007, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the implementation of engineering programmes in the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). UTHM is one of the first technical universities formed in the country that offers engineering program with more emphasize on the practical aspect. The amounts of theoretical engineering contents are at least similar with the so called conventional engineering program in conventional universities. The extra parts are the elements of practical which based on the activities in the workshop or field work. All of these are to enhance the students' skill in certain area of expertise. The practical activities are conducted by adopting the concept of 'learn by doing', 'problembased learning', 'and practical-based learning' etc. Other aspect that is given attention is the way the lectures are delivered to the students. UTHM is adopting the concept of lecture cum-lab in which students can easily relate the theory they learnt and apply it in practical in the same lab. Certain concept, operation, function and the usage of certain equipments can be easily understood by showing and demonstrating them while having lecture. Students can simply grasp, hold, and use it from the very first day of their lectures. This will definitely help the students to understand and appreciate better.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:technical university; problem-based; learn by doing; lecture-cum-lab; grasp
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Communication Engineering
ID Code:1933
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:04 Oct 2011 16:13
Last Modified:04 Oct 2011 16:13

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