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Pages: 6925-6929
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain

IMPARTING TRANSFERABLE SKILLS AND CREATING AWARENESS AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ON NON-CONVENTIONAL ENERGY SOURCES USING PROBLEM BASED LEARNING

G.V. Madhuri1, P. Goteti2

1GITAM University (INDIA)
2Mahindra Satyam (INDIA)
One of the major challenges that the world is facing is the shortage of energy resources and emerging crisis affecting each and every sector. In the present scenario, it is highly necessary to impart awareness, importance of non-conventional sources and their efficient usage among students. In this work we propose a framework using problem based learning for creating awareness among first year undergraduate engineering students on non-conventional sources of energy which is the part of the chemistry course curriculum. We have used the concepts of action learning and group activities where the students are provided with problem statements connected with usage and importance of non-conventional energy sources. Various findings and outcomes derived in the process of this knowledge construction are captured into artifacts which are evaluated by their peers. The present work integrates cognitive aspects and social construction of knowledge specific to non conventional energy sources; problem based learning (PBL) is used as vehicle to execute the life cycle of action learning. In addition, the process of posing challenging questions and facilitating towards outcomes will also horn the higher order thinking and meta-cognitive skills which in turn are needed to address such problems. It is well known that PBL promotes meta-cognition and self regulated learning among student community. In the present approach, students are provided with possible sources of information in the world of the academics, research and industry and the faculty enables the students to voice their ideas. The projects submitted by the students are evaluated reflecting personal development and skill enhancements in the areas like time management, team work skills, problem solving skills, decision making and critical thinking skills. The utility of the work provides pointers to the teaching community in terms of motivating students by setting expectations and create value towards learning outcomes. In addition, the present work helps the students towards lifelong learning and motivates a section of students with poor study habits and slow mentality towards learning.
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title = {IMPARTING TRANSFERABLE SKILLS AND CREATING AWARENESS AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ON NON-CONVENTIONAL ENERGY SOURCES USING PROBLEM BASED LEARNING},
series = {4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
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G.V. Madhuri, P. Goteti (2011) IMPARTING TRANSFERABLE SKILLS AND CREATING AWARENESS AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ON NON-CONVENTIONAL ENERGY SOURCES USING PROBLEM BASED LEARNING, ICERI2011 Proceedings, pp. 6925-6929.
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