Inquiry Method and Reflective Practice In Teaching Engineering Field

Hussin, Hanipah (2007) Inquiry Method and Reflective Practice In Teaching Engineering Field. In: International Conference on Engineering and ICT (ICEI 2007), 27-28 November 2007, Hotel Equatorial Melaka. (Submitted)

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This paper reflects a research done on a cohort of engineering lecturers (20 new lecturers in mechanical engineering) with the aims of emergent the effectiveness of inquiry method and reflective practice in engineering field. Part one pealed the participatory action research design methodology and the reflective model used. It explored the notion of reflective practice and participatory action research and it impact to the innovative and creative teaching and strategies in respective engineering faculty. Part two discussed how the data was gathered. Part three illustrates how content analysis procedure used for data analysis to improve teaching knowledge base. Research finding, is in part four, it explained the introductory and advanced coaching during the cycle of participatory action research. The challenges faced by the practitioner of participatory action research were discussed on depth. All reflective journals of the 20 lecturers were analyzed and eight teaching knowledge bases were identified through content analysis. The fifth part, explained the reflected by lecturers was self-knowledge as lecturer, knowledge of learners and knowledge of context of industries. The role of peers, university supervisors in creating collaborative emergent the effectiveness of educational practice is discussed widely. Part six concluded that this study affirmed that participatory action research and reflective practice could be applied in engineering faculty as an appropriate means to enhance professional development among engineering lecturers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reflective teaching
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Centre for Languages and Human Development
Depositing User: Mr Mohamad Rashid Jantan
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2017 00:46
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2017 00:46
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