FACILITATING SOCIAL LEARNING IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION AT I-CATS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE: A CASE STUDY

Woan Wen Tan1

1i-CATS University College, Jalan Stampin Timur, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak

Corresponding author: tanww@icats.edu.my 



ABSTRACT

Teaching electrical engineering subjects in higher education can be challenging for most engineering faculty educators, as it contains a high level of abstraction by nature. Hence, the objective of this paper is to carry out experimental studies throughout Semester 2 the Year 2022, and Semester 1 the Year 2023 of the students in their first year of the Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Power) program at i-CATS University College using social learning strategies. The findings show the approach employed is very effective in facilitating enhanced student learning, predominantly attributed to the pragmatic characteristics inherent in Bandura's theoretical framework. In comparison to the previous semester, the students' assessments on the Course Performance Measurement Tool (CPMT) show a discernible improvement in their ability to independently solve engineering problems by applying critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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Keywords:

Social learning observational learning electrical engineering