Implementation of evidence-based learning in the course, power electronics

Yushaizad Yusof, Radin Za im Radin Umar, Norhana Arsad

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The evidence-based learning approach was introduced and implemented in a course on power electronics in this study. In order to implement the evidence-based learning approach, the power electronic course run by the Department of Electrical, Electronics and System, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, UKM was divided into three complementary phases. The first phase begins with learning the theories of power electronics topics such as rectifier circuit etc. in the classroom; the second phase is learning to design, model and simulate the rectifier circuit using a dedicated software tool; and the last phase is learning to develop the rectifier circuit hardware and to investigate the circuit's characteristics in the laboratory. As a result, students understood the lesson on rectifier circuit better than if they had only been introduced to theory alone or a combination of both theory and computer simulation lessons as they have undertaken all specified phases step by step. Moreover, the proposed learning concept also increased the students' confidence in handling the rectifier circuit experiment. Hence, evidence-based learning should be considered a preferred and alternative learning approach for the power electronics course.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-122
Number of pages12
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities
Volume24
Issue numberApril
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

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  • Rectifier Circuit
  • Simulation
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Implementation of evidence-based learning in the course, power electronics. / Yusof, Yushaizad; Umar, Radin Za im Radin; Arsad, Norhana.

In: Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Vol. 24, No. April, 01.04.2016, p. 111-122.

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