The Open Ended Laboratory for measurement of communication skill for chemical/biochemical engineering students

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Abstract

Nurturing communication skills amongst students without imparting it with a subject is a tricky task. But having a proper assignment and measurement methods, good communication skills can be practised and evaluated. One of the subjects used for this purpose in the Department of Chemical & Process Engineering,Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is to introduce Open Ended Lab assignment whereby the students has to work in group to complete a task, writing the report and finally presenting it orally. The assignment was used to measure their communication performance based on the matrix evaluation given to the examiner as part of the marks (20%) for the whole assignment. It is found that students' overall performances of their communication skill were more than 60% in all 8 elements listed in the evaluation form (response to questions, expressing idea clearly orally and written, organisation, good presentation materials, standard language, able to make conclusion and appearances). As for the marks of open ended assignments, all groups achieved 60% marks and above. It is suggested that open ended laboratory can be used to measure achievement of communication and become a platform to polish their skills.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages65-70
Number of pages6
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010 - Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201015 Dec 2010

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OtherKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityTanjung Keling, Melaka
Period13/12/1015/12/10

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Chemical Engineering
communication skills
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measurement method
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Industrial Oils
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Keywords

  • Communication skills
  • Engineering
  • Open Ended laboratory
  • Outcome Based Education (OBE)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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The Open Ended Laboratory for measurement of communication skill for chemical/biochemical engineering students. / Tan Kofli, Noorhisham; Abd Rahman, Norliza.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18 2011. p. 65-70.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tan Kofli, N & Abd Rahman, N 2011, The Open Ended Laboratory for measurement of communication skill for chemical/biochemical engineering students. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 18, pp. 65-70, Kongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010, Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia, 13/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.010
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