Effectiveness of open-ended learning method in fluid mechanics laboratory course

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Abstract

The theory of a principle could be further understood by performing practical analysis. Laboratory courses provide the practical application of the principle taught in lecture. Previously, laboratory courses were conducted through instruction style but with the evolving learning method, new learning method which emphasize on in-depth learning is introduced. This paper studies the effectiveness of open-ended learning method over the traditional method. The effectiveness of the activity is made through response from questionnaire and observation of both learning methods. It was noted that the openended method improves the students' understanding on the course, promotes collaborative learning, encourages creativity and innovative skills, independent thought, and communication skill. The students prefer the open-ended learning method over the traditional learning method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education
Subtitle of host publicationEnhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509015955
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2017
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 07 Dec 201608 Dec 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education: Enhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016

Other

Other8th IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period07/12/1608/12/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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    Fadhil, S. S. A. B., Jalal, M. F. B. A., & Anuar, N. B. (2017). Effectiveness of open-ended learning method in fluid mechanics laboratory course. In 2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education: Enhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016 (pp. 1-5). [7856050] (2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education: Enhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2016.7856050