• Applied Learning in Higher Education: Perspective, Pedagogy, and Practice


Applied Learning in Higher Education: Perspective, Pedagogy, and Practice

Lim, S. M., Foo, Y. L., Loh, H. T., & Deng, X., Editors


  • Paperback: 271 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1681100517
  • ISBN-13: 978-1681100517


Table of Contents

Table of Contents ................................................................................................................ v
Introduction to Applied Learning Applied Learning in Action: Definition, Perspectives, and Practice ........................................................................................................ 1
Introduction .......................................................................................................................... 1
Definition of Applied Learning ........................................................................................ 1
Benefits and Critiques of Applied Learning .................................................................... 2
Key Features of an Applied Learning Framework ......................................................... 3
Applied Learning Approaches ........................................................................................... 3
Learning Environment that Supports Applied Learning Pedagogies.......................... 5
Defining Authentic Assessment in Applied Learning ................................................... 8
Curriculum that Scaffolds towards Specialisation.........................................................10
Collaboration with Industry Partners .............................................................................10
Conclusion ..........................................................................................................................11
References ...........................................................................................................................11
Part 1: Work-based Learning.....................................................................................................15
Chapter 1: The Integrated Work Study Programme at Singapore Institute of Technology: More than a Traditional Internship Model ..................................................17
Overview .............................................................................................................................17
Introduction ........................................................................................................................17
Objective .............................................................................................................................18
Implementation ..................................................................................................................19
More Than an Internship .................................................................................................21
Behind the scenes – IWSP and Accountancy ...............................................................23
Conclusion ..........................................................................................................................26
Chapter 2: Coupling University Education with an Industrial Professional Certification .............................................................................................................................27
Overview .............................................................................................................................27
Introduction ........................................................................................................................27
University Resources for Training ...................................................................................28
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Training Course Structure ................................................................................................ 29
Training Course Evaluation ............................................................................................. 32
Conclusion .......................................................................................................................... 35
References ........................................................................................................................... 36
Chapter 3: An Effective Developmental Tool in Mentoring in the Hotel Industry ... 39
Summary ............................................................................................................................. 39
Objective ............................................................................................................................. 39
Literature Review ............................................................................................................... 40
Methodology ...................................................................................................................... 45
Findings and Analysis ....................................................................................................... 46
Discussion and Evaluation ............................................................................................... 49
Conclusion .......................................................................................................................... 52
References ........................................................................................................................... 54
Part 2: Project-based Learning ................................................................................................. 57
Chapter 4: Toward Significant Learning: Preparing Students for Workplace Communication through an Interactive Multimodal Learning Environment .............. 59
Overview ............................................................................................................................. 59
Toward Significant Learning: Preparing Students for Workplace Communication through an Interactive Multimodal Learning Environment ....................................... 60
The Interactive Multimodal Approach in Applied Learning ...................................... 62
Career and Professional Development II (CPDII) ....................................................... 62
Interpersonal and Work Communication (IWC) ......................................................... 64
Design and Implementation of an Interactive Multimodal Learning Environment .............................................................................................................................................. 64
The Interpersonal Communication Project .................................................................. 66
The Student-generated Training Video .......................................................................... 68
The Learning Portfolio via Individual Blogs................................................................. 69
Significant Learning within Relevant Module Tasks .................................................... 71
Foundational Knowledge, Application, Integration .................................................... 71
Integration and Caring ...................................................................................................... 74
Human Dimension ............................................................................................................ 75
Learning How to Learn .................................................................................................... 77
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Final Evaluation: Issues, Challenges, and a Way Forward for the Instructor ...........79
Conclusion ..........................................................................................................................80
References ...........................................................................................................................81
Chapter 5: Incorporating Industry into the Curriculum: Applied Learning in Computer Science ...................................................................................................................85
Overview .............................................................................................................................85
Introduction ........................................................................................................................85
Literature Review ...............................................................................................................86
Background .........................................................................................................................88
Pedagogy .............................................................................................................................89
Results ..................................................................................................................................95
Reflections ...........................................................................................................................95
Conclusion ..........................................................................................................................97
Acknowledgements ............................................................................................................97
References ...........................................................................................................................97
Part 3: Service Learning .............................................................................................................99
Chapter 6: Experiential Learning and Its Impact on Students’ Attitudes towards Persons with Disability ........................................................................................................ 101
Overview .......................................................................................................................... 101
Objective .......................................................................................................................... 101
Literature Review ............................................................................................................ 102
Background ...................................................................................................................... 102
Methods ............................................................................................................................ 103
Assessment of Learning Outcomes............................................................................. 104
Evaluation ........................................................................................................................ 105
Outcomes ......................................................................................................................... 105
Reflection ......................................................................................................................... 109
Conclusion ....................................................................................................................... 110
References ........................................................................................................................ 111
Chapter 7: Young Engineer's Space (YES!) to Integrate Learning, Industry and Community ........................................................................................................................... 113
Overview .......................................................................................................................... 113
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Objectives ......................................................................................................................... 113
Literature Review ............................................................................................................. 114
Background ...................................................................................................................... 118
Methods ............................................................................................................................ 119
Results ............................................................................................................................... 121
Conclusion ........................................................................................................................ 123
Acknowledgements ......................................................................................................... 124
References ......................................................................................................................... 124
Part 4: Applied Learning Enhanced through Technology ................................................. 127
Chapter 8: Learning Mathematics through Technology-enhanced Pedagogy ........... 129
Overview ........................................................................................................................... 129
Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 129
Literature Review ............................................................................................................. 132
Methodology .................................................................................................................... 134
Evaluation ......................................................................................................................... 136
Conclusion ........................................................................................................................ 140
References ......................................................................................................................... 140
Chapter 9: Case Study Design for Data Visualisation Implementation as Part of Data Analytic Learning Training .................................................................................................. 143
Overview ........................................................................................................................... 143
Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 143 Theoretical Review .......................................................................................................... 144 Teaching Pedagogy .......................................................................................................... 146
Case Study......................................................................................................................... 146
Assessments...................................................................................................................... 149
Conclusion ........................................................................................................................ 156 References ......................................................................................................................... 156
Chapter 10: Use of Technology (Simulation-based) to Enhance Learning for Gas Turbine Engines ................................................................................................................... 159
Overview ........................................................................................................................... 159
Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 159
Background ...................................................................................................................... 160
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Conclusion ....................................................................................................................... 170
Acknowledgement .......................................................................................................... 171
References ........................................................................................................................ 171
Chapter 11: Development of Interactive Visualisations Based Platform for Teaching Vector Calculus ..................................................................................................................... 173
Overview .......................................................................................................................... 173
Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 173
Learning and Instructional Media ................................................................................ 174
SIMPViz Platform .......................................................................................................... 178
Effectiveness of SIMPViz ............................................................................................. 188
Conclusion ....................................................................................................................... 190
References ........................................................................................................................ 190
Part 5: Innovative Approaches in Applied Learning .......................................................... 193
Chapter 12: Development of EDscape Assessment: An All-encompassing, Gamified Assessment System that Evaluates Students’ Subject Literacy and Development of 21st Century Skillset ............................................................................................................. 195
Overview .......................................................................................................................... 195
Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 195
EDscape Assessment: Design and Methodology ...................................................... 197
Results and Discussion ................................................................................................... 205
Conclusion ....................................................................................................................... 212
References ........................................................................................................................ 213
Chapter 13: Interactive Backchannel System for Students and Academics............... 215
Overview .......................................................................................................................... 215
Objectives ......................................................................................................................... 215
Literature Review ............................................................................................................ 216
Methods ............................................................................................................................ 219
Evaluation ........................................................................................................................ 223
Evaluation Results ........................................................................................................... 225
Limitations and Future Enhancement ......................................................................... 229
Additional Features ......................................................................................................... 230
Conclusion ....................................................................................................................... 231
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References ......................................................................................................................... 231
Appendix A: Student Questionnaire ............................................................................ 234
Appendix B ....................................................................................................................... 236
Appendix C ...................................................................................................................... 238
Chapter 14 Use of Peer Teaching to Engage Millennial Students: The Case of a Hospitality Business Module at SIT .................................................................................. 241
Overview ........................................................................................................................... 241
Literature Review ............................................................................................................. 241
Background ...................................................................................................................... 242
Peer Teaching Method .................................................................................................... 244
Evaluation and Outcomes .............................................................................................. 246
Instructor’s Reflection .................................................................................................... 249
Conclusion ........................................................................................................................ 250
References ......................................................................................................................... 251
Appendix A ...................................................................................................................... 253
Appendix B ....................................................................................................................... 255
Index ....................................................................................................................................... 257


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