Reflective Practice and Professional Development in Engineering Education

By Hanipah Hussin, Sharimllah Devi Ramachandran and Norhani Bakri.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This quantitative study is done on a cohort of engineering lecturers with the aim of studying emergent effectiveness of participatory action research and reflective practice after having them use the constructive approach with Engineering subjects. Part one describes the participatory action research design methodology and the reflective model. Part two discusses how the data was gathered. Part three illustrates the content analysis procedure used for data analysis. The following section on research findings explains the introductory and advanced coaching during the cycle of participatory action research. The challenges faced by the practitioners are also discussed in depth. All reflective journals from 20 lecturers were analyzed and eight teaching knowledge bases were identified through content analysis. The fifth part, explains the most important teaching knowledge base as reflected by lecturers The role of peers and university supervisors in creating collaborative educational practice is also discussed. Finally, part six concludes that reflective practice that can be applied in the engineering faculties as an appropriate mean to enhance professional development.

Keywords: Refletive Practice, Participitory Action Research, Lecturers

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp.465-476. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.350MB).

Dr. Hanipah Hussin

Director, Centre of Teaching and Learning, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Ayer Keroh, Melaka, Malaysia

Academic Qualification: BA.Hons.(Malays Studies and Geography),Univ.Malaya 1983. MSc.(Technology of Education), Univ.Technology Malaysia 1991 Ph.D (Teaching and Curriculum), Univ of Sydney, Australia 1999 Interest Field Reflective Practice, Empirical Research on Impact in Teaching and learning, Developmental Research on Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Sharimllah Devi Ramachandran

Lecturer, Centre For Languages and Human Development, Department of Communication, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Ayer Keroh, Melaka, Malaysia

Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka. Malaysia: Ph.D in Knowledge Management

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norhani Bakri

Head of Department (Graduate Studies), Department of Human Resource Development, Faculty of Management and Human Resource Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

University Technology Malaysia. Malaysia: Ph.D in Techno Sociology


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