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Engaging African engineering students with problem-based learning by using the disassembly–assembly technique

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dc.contributor.author Swart, Arthur J
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-16T13:26:12Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-16T13:26:12Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.issn 0020-7209
dc.identifier.issn 2050-4578
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1509
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Problem-based learning identifies problems in ways that are conducive to student learning and emphasizes problem-solving, critical thinking and collaborative skills. These three aspects are core to disassembly–assembly techniques used in higher education where students are required to engage with visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning within a laboratory environment. The purpose of this article is to describe a disassembly–assembly technique used in a compulsory engineering module and identify how many African engineering students can successfully create a problem (disassemble a two-stroke motor) and then correctly solve the problem (assemble the two-stroke motor back to a working condition). A longitudinal study involving quantitative data is used with descriptive statistics. Results indicate, that on average, 85.5% of African engineering students can successfully engage with the disassembly–assembly technique. A possible recommendation is to encourage more academics to make use of the disassembly-assembly technique with regard to engineering systems, equipment or machinery. en_US
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dc.format.mimetype Application/PDF
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume, 55;Number, 3
dc.subject Dissection en_US
dc.subject skills en_US
dc.subject learning styles en_US
dc.subject active en_US
dc.subject visual en_US
dc.subject auditory en_US
dc.subject kinesthetic en_US
dc.title Engaging African engineering students with problem-based learning by using the disassembly–assembly technique en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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