Problem based learning in Engineering Education at Malaysian polytechnics: A proposal

Murugan Krishnan, Ruhizan Mohammad Yasin, Ruhizan Fakulti Pendidikan

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Abstract

Today graduate need to be self directed and possess lifelong learning skills. They need to be creative, critical thinkers, problem solvers and analytical in their approach. In present teaching scenario, polytechnics are still practicing the traditional approach in classroom such as pen-and-paper or exam-based learning. Students can no longer survive by memorizing textbooks, they now need to explore and experience genuine tasks that connects to the real-world; in which they can develop, master, and demonstrate authentic skills. Engineering Education needs to move from an instructive to constructivist approach. Problem based learning (PBL) is one of the constructivist approaches where cooperation among learners plays important role in the learning method. Project is one of the core subjects in Polytechnic system which carrying 2.5 credit hours. Students will be assessed based on their performance throughout the projects as well as the final outcome of the projects. Generally, most of this final projects designed by students are lack of creative and innovative except a few only. This approach differs in certain aspects from conventional learning. In normal conventional classes, students normally learned based on what the lecturers delivered in class. This study compares the learning and study strategies of project course by using PBL and traditional approach between two groups of the students of the Department of Electrical Engineering in Polytechnic Port Dickson. The research proposed the cognitive constructive learning model (ADDIE) in Problem Oriented Project Based to study to what extend does PBL improve the performance of students project with respect to the conventional method of learning. On the others hand, this study also research into whether PBL approaches creativity, criticality and team working among polytechnic's students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED2009 - Embracing New Challenges in Engineering Education
Pages122-124
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED2009 - Embracing New Challenges in Engineering Education - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 7 Dec 20098 Dec 2009

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Other2009 International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED2009 - Embracing New Challenges in Engineering Education
CityKuala Lumpur
Period7/12/098/12/09

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Keywords

  • Problem based learning
  • Problem Oriented Project Based

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Krishnan, M., Mohammad Yasin, R., & Pendidikan, R. F. (2009). Problem based learning in Engineering Education at Malaysian polytechnics: A proposal. In 2009 International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED2009 - Embracing New Challenges in Engineering Education (pp. 122-124). [5490599] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2009.5490599

Problem based learning in Engineering Education at Malaysian polytechnics : A proposal. / Krishnan, Murugan; Mohammad Yasin, Ruhizan; Pendidikan, Ruhizan Fakulti.

2009 International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED2009 - Embracing New Challenges in Engineering Education. 2009. p. 122-124 5490599.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Krishnan, M, Mohammad Yasin, R & Pendidikan, RF 2009, Problem based learning in Engineering Education at Malaysian polytechnics: A proposal. in 2009 International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED2009 - Embracing New Challenges in Engineering Education., 5490599, pp. 122-124, 2009 International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED2009 - Embracing New Challenges in Engineering Education, Kuala Lumpur, 7/12/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2009.5490599
Krishnan M, Mohammad Yasin R, Pendidikan RF. Problem based learning in Engineering Education at Malaysian polytechnics: A proposal. In 2009 International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED2009 - Embracing New Challenges in Engineering Education. 2009. p. 122-124. 5490599 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2009.5490599
Krishnan, Murugan ; Mohammad Yasin, Ruhizan ; Pendidikan, Ruhizan Fakulti. / Problem based learning in Engineering Education at Malaysian polytechnics : A proposal. 2009 International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED2009 - Embracing New Challenges in Engineering Education. 2009. pp. 122-124
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