Improving a communication skill through the learning approach towards the environment of engineering classroom

Awang, Halizah and Daud, Zawawi (2015) Improving a communication skill through the learning approach towards the environment of engineering classroom. In: Istanbul University World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 28-30 May 2015, Istanbul, Turki.

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Abstract

The dominant pedagogy for engineering education, especially for numerical subject still remains “chalk and talk”. Recent years in engineering education have encouraged teachers to engage their students in various forms of communication. One of the most common ways teachers observes the student achievement in the classroom is talking to them. This assessment is on student reflection, it can become clear that certain forms of personal communication definitely do represent assessments of student achievement. Therefore, this paper presents a learning approach towards the environment of the engineering classroom in improving a communication skill. The quasi experimental study was conducted involving the engineering students, which comprised one experimental group and one control group. The learning process covered a period of 8 weeks for teaching and learning in phase 1 and phase 2. In the learning process, students learn how to analyse the unstructured problem given among the small group members and develop an idea into the discussion. Through this approach, students acquire communication skills in generating the ideas. The role of learning approach used to enhance the capability of communication skills among students. This study was used to measure the influence of the communication skills towards the students’ academic achievement and to measure the percentage of the students’ acceptance of this learning approach. The results of this study show that the effects of this learning approach upon the capability of students communication skills and student learning approach were significant. Finally, the results consider the relationship between the applied learning approach and the ability to communicate among students reflectively. It shows how teachers’ knowledge, learning approach and communication could give an impact in creating an interactive classroom

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB0001 General
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1-163 Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Engineering Education
ID Code:7307
Deposited By:Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Deposited On:19 Oct 2015 12:01
Last Modified:19 Oct 2015 12:01

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