"How prepared are engineering educators to implement active learning?" - The emerging findings

Norhariati Ismail*

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Abstract

This paper discusses the question of how well prepared Engineering Educators are to implement Active Learning approaches within Higher Education undergraduate Engineering Programmes in Malaysia. As the role of Higher Education has shifted from being that of a 'knowledge provider' to become primarily focused upon 'learning facilitation', so the role of teachers or academic staff has changed in that they have become the key to implementing successful Active Learning. Based upon the emergent findings from a case study conducted at a Malaysian institution of higher education, the paper reveals that the engineering educators within the institution concerned were neither prepared nor ready to implement Active Learning. Indeed, it is evident from the study findings that a huge effort is needed in terms of educational policy and practice to ensure that Malaysian institutions offering engineering education should move efficiently and effectively towards the unilateral adoption of Active Learning approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Translating Research into Practice, REES 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Translating Research into Practice - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 13 Jul 201515 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Translating Research into Practice
Abbreviated titleREES 2015
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period13/07/1515/07/15

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