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  • Facilitating Independent Learning Using Project-Based Method Ngee Ann Polytechnic

    Mok Thai Koon

  • Introduction

    Building refurbishment is a core module for 3rd year Real Estate Business students

    Project: Audit Building compliance with accessibility code

  • Project Based Method

    No lectures, tutorials

    Experiential approach

  • Project Brief

    Select and audit the building with consideration to one class of users to satisfy the Code on Accessibility in Building EnvironmentPrepare a reportPresent it in classCritique each others work

  • Project OutlinePrior to building auditSelect teammates Select a building Getting approval from managing agent of selected building

    Learning Benefits

    Introduces learning choices

    Greater ownership of learning

    Develops & sharpens team-based work skills

    Sharpen communication skills

    Sharpens Professionalism

    In CDIO TermConceive phase

  • Project OutlinePrior to building auditSelect class of users Conduct researchDesign the audit methods and instruments

    Learning Benefits

    Introduces learning choices

    Greater ownership of learning

    Develops & sharpens team-based work skills

    Develops discipline specific knowledge

    In CDIO Term Design phase

  • Project OutlineActual day of building auditExecute according to plan

    Learning Benefits

    Develops discipline specific knowledge and thinking

    Sharpens project handling skills

    Greater engagement through active and experiential learning environment

    In CDIO Term Implementation phase

  • Project OutlineAfter building auditDevelop a proposal Write a report on findings and recommendations Present report to class Reflection on the lessons learned

    Learning Benefits

    Develops discipline specific knowledge and thinking

    Sharpens communication skills In CDIO Term

    Implementation phase

  • Students Project

  • Students Project

  • Students Project

  • Conclusion

    Experiential learning develops the students far beyond a surface knowledge of the code

    Communication skill

    Team working skills

    Project management skills

    E-competency skills

    Aesthetic, creative alternative to code compliance

    Students satisfied in their learning outcome

  • Revision 0 / January 2008*Revision 0 / January 2008*Revision 0 / January 2008*Revision 0 / January 2008*Revision 0 / January 2008*Introduce learning choices- seen from students given the choice to select teammates, bld, plan, instruments; this choices thus forces in a good way that they take greater ownership of their learning.

    Greater ownership of learning seen more from the fact that students get to select their teammate and building for the project; they are given some control which tends to increase their involvement in and awareness of their own learning.

    Develops & sharpen team based work skills- seen in project requiring students to work in team, established goals, work plan, member roles and responsibility.

    Sharpen Com & Professionalism corresponding to Get approval ; student sharpen com skills when students establish communication with the Bld mgmt and seek their permission before conducting the audit. This aslo allow the a professional and ethical practice to be honed; respect for rights of property owners and user (more infor on pg 7 of your ppr)Revision 0 / January 2008*

    Introduce learning choices- seen from students given the choice to select teammates, bld, plan, instruments; this choices thus forces in a good way that they take greater ownership of their learning.

    Greater ownership of learning seen more from the fact that students get to select class of users, design audit methods and instruments to use; they are given some control which tends to increase their involvement in and awareness of their own learning.

    Develops & sharpen team based work skills- seen in project requiring students to work in team, established goals, work plan, member roles and responsibility.

    Develop discipline specific knowledge in conducting researchRevision 0 / January 2008*Develops discipline spec. knowledge & sharpen project handling skills knowing the code requirements, identify and clarify nature of the problem.

    Greater engagement students are actively engaged in a real environment. Apply their knowledge in a real environment. Revision 0 / January 2008*Develops discipline specific knowledge and thinking To produce the report student must have gained the necessary knowledge in the code, and use this knowledge to identify, analyze and make recommendations; in this process students would be able to develop a deepen their understanding of topic and sharpen their thinking skills.

    Additionaly, through reviewing and critiqueing the findings and recommendations of other project gps, students gained valueable exposure to a broader range of bld types, adaption issues and recommendations, as well as deeper insights into alternative ways to report and present findings. (extracted from ppr pg. 6)Revision 0 / January 2008*You might like to mention that students make use of wiki to produce this report.

    Revision 0 / January 2008*Revision 0 / January 2008*Revision 0 / January 2008*Some notes on e-competency skills

    The project provided the opportunity for students to develop e-competency skills ; e.g. - the use of wiki as a collaborative tool where students jointly produce a report online. - information search skills using search engines and search functions (e.g. when they need to go to the specific sections of the CODE to look for info)- the use of devices such as mobile phones to capture picture and videos for use in their submissionRevision 0 / January 2008*