Heterogeneous Ability-Centered Team Building to aid enquiry based learning in engineering classroom

Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, Saira Dawer Baig, Muhammad Ali Imran, Syed Imtiaz Hussain, Qammer Hussain Abbasi, Khalid A. Qaraqe

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Abstract

Enquiry-based student-centered learning activities in engineering classrooms may lose its focus and success if the activities in classroom are biased due to the failure in forming mixed-ability oriented teams or groups of students. This paper proposes a technology driven team-building methodology to enhance enquiry-based learning in the conventional engineering classrooms, which is referred to as Heterogeneous Ability-Centered Team Building (H-ACT-B) method. The H-ACT-B method guarantees mixed-ability based team or group formation in classroom to promote effective communication, collaboration and critical thinking based on the programmed evaluation of individual student's aptitude. The proposed team building method is expected to aid the individual student and the team or group to ensure their progress toward achieving the common team task efficiently. Moreover, the study is strongly formulated by considering the useful insights about the current team building practices and methods by conducting survey among the engineering faculty and students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering Education Towards Openness and Sustainability, IEEE EDUCON 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1133-1138
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479931910
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2014 4th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference: Engineering Education Towards Openness and Sustainability, IEEE EDUCON 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 Apr 20145 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
ISSN (Print)2165-9559
ISSN (Electronic)2165-9567

Other

Other2014 4th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference: Engineering Education Towards Openness and Sustainability, IEEE EDUCON 2014
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period3/4/145/4/14

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Keywords

  • Engineering classroom team building
  • bin allocation parameters
  • classroom learning
  • enquiry-based learning
  • preceding performance indicators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Engineering(all)
  • Education

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Shakir, M. Z., Baig, S. D., Imran, M. A., Hussain, S. I., Abbasi, Q. H., & Qaraqe, K. A. (2014). Heterogeneous Ability-Centered Team Building to aid enquiry based learning in engineering classroom. In 2014 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference: Engineering Education Towards Openness and Sustainability, IEEE EDUCON 2014 (pp. 1133-1138). [6826252] (IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2014.6826252