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Implementation of problem-based learning (PBL) in foundation physics subject

Ali, Ahmad Hadi (2007) Implementation of problem-based learning (PBL) in foundation physics subject. In: 2nd Regional Conference on Engineering Education (RCEE 2007), 3-5 December 2007, Johor Bahru.


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Foundation physics is a must to engineering students. It offers basic concept in engineering field. This paper describes PBL implementation to engineering students at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. They are taking electrical and electronic course for diploma program. The subject is Physics 2 offered by Centre of Science Study in second semester session 2006/2007. 24 students were divided into four groups with each groups comprises of 6 members. A physics lecturer act as a facilitator of the program. As a novice in PBL, a sub-topic of temperature and heat was selected as a trigger problem. It takes four weeks to conduct the PBL session including briefing, problem solving, presentation and assessment session. Group members play an important role in their mission to solve the problem. It was achieved by planning good group strategies as well as maintains good teamwork. Students show excellent improvement after the PBL program. They are able to work as a good team member, excellent presenter, improved interpersonal communication and critical thinking.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: problem-based learning (PBL); engineering; physics; temperature and heat; generic skill
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1024 Teaching (Principles and practice)
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Humanities
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2011 07:54
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2011 07:54
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/1905
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