Enhancing Engineering Education Quality Through Practical Hands-On Experiments and Authentic Assessment (76052)

Session Information: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
Session Chair: Chengeto Chaderopa

Saturday, 25 November 2023 10:25
Session: Session 1
Room: Room A (Live Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This paper presents an innovative approach to enhance engineering education quality by seamlessly integrating practical hands-on experiments with authentic assessment techniques. The challenge of bridging theoretical knowledge with real-world application is addressed within engineering pedagogy. The cognitive benefits of experiential learning are explored, emphasizing its capacity to nurture comprehension, retention, and critical thinking skills in students.

The significance of authentic assessment methods is underscored in evaluating practical skills and problem-solving abilities. By emulating authentic real-world engineering challenges, educators can accurately assess students' preparedness for professional tasks. Drawing upon a range of case studies, the practical implementation of this approach is demonstrated across diverse engineering disciplines. These instances highlight the positive influence of practical learning on student engagement, enthusiasm, and skill acquisition.

In conclusion, this paper asserts that the integration of practical hands-on experiments with authentic assessment techniques reshapes engineering education, fostering adaptive problem solvers, effective communicators, and proficient collaborators. This equips graduates to navigate the dynamic requirements of the industry effectively. Embracing such innovative pedagogical strategies emerges as pivotal in cultivating a new generation of engineers with both academic proficiency and industry relevance.

Khuong Nguyen-Vinh, RMIT University, Vietnam

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Khuong Nguyen-Vinh is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at RMIT University in Vietnam

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00