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Conference Paper: Experiential learning for engineering education: a school reconstruction project in Sichuan after the 5.12 earthquake

TitleExperiential learning for engineering education: a school reconstruction project in Sichuan after the 5.12 earthquake
Authors
KeywordsExperiential learning
Engineering education
Sichuan reconstruction
Learning-by-doing
Issue Date2010
Citation
The 2nd International Symposium on Engineering Education and Educational Technologies: EEET 2010 in the context of The 3rd International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2010, Orlando, FL., 29 June-2 July 2010. How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper presents elements of the experiential learning in engineering education through a real-life project case. The project included a team of university students from Hong Kong traveling to Sichuan, China and implementing various engineering systems from solar energy to e-learning systems for a reconstructed school in Sichuan, which was destroyed by the 5.12 Sichuan earthquake in 2008. Some successful factors for the process of experiential learning are also described. The cycles of experiential learning proposed by Kolb was introduced and fitted into different teams in this project. Students applied their knowledge to design the prototypes, acted and built the system, observed and evaluated their performance and conceptualized their experience into knowledge. Besides the successful factors, the weaknesses of experiential learning and how the project team minimized the impacts of the weaknesses were also described.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/126104

 

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dc.contributor.authorFok, WWTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, CKYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T12:10:00Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T12:10:00Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 2nd International Symposium on Engineering Education and Educational Technologies: EEET 2010 in the context of The 3rd International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2010, Orlando, FL., 29 June-2 July 2010.en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/126104-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents elements of the experiential learning in engineering education through a real-life project case. The project included a team of university students from Hong Kong traveling to Sichuan, China and implementing various engineering systems from solar energy to e-learning systems for a reconstructed school in Sichuan, which was destroyed by the 5.12 Sichuan earthquake in 2008. Some successful factors for the process of experiential learning are also described. The cycles of experiential learning proposed by Kolb was introduced and fitted into different teams in this project. Students applied their knowledge to design the prototypes, acted and built the system, observed and evaluated their performance and conceptualized their experience into knowledge. Besides the successful factors, the weaknesses of experiential learning and how the project team minimized the impacts of the weaknesses were also described.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEEET 2010 in the context of IMETI 2010-
dc.subjectExperiential learning-
dc.subjectEngineering education-
dc.subjectSichuan reconstruction-
dc.subjectLearning-by-doing-
dc.titleExperiential learning for engineering education: a school reconstruction project in Sichuan after the 5.12 earthquakeen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailFok, WWT: wtfok@eee.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, CKY: cecilia.chan@caut.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros173531en_HK

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