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dc.identifier.citationKoh, C. (2008, November). Exploring the use of 3D simulation-based learning to enhance the motivation of engineering students. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Education Research Association (APERA) Conference, Singapore.-
dc.descriptionThis paper was presented at the Asia-Pacific Education Research Association (APERA) Conference, held in Singapore from 26 – 28 Nov 2008-
dc.description.abstractRecent advances in technology have introduced new tools to enhance learning, especially in the context of tertiary education. At the School of Engineering in Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore, simulation-based learning (SBL) has been used to improve the engagement and motivation of engineering students in Machining Technology, a sixty hour module for second year Mechatronics students. This study investigates the effect of SBL on learners' motivation in practice-based topics, such as turning, milling and sheet metal work, which have heavy reliance on technical protocols and manipulative skills. It is hypothesized that SBL, which provides learners with first-hand, interactive learning experiences, will enhance students' motivation in content-heavy subjects, such as those offered in Engineering. In our investigations, the students in the Control group received conventional instructions and workshop practice in Machining Technology, while the Experimental group had conventional instructions, workshop practice and the benefit of SBL sessions. Both groups were given an equal amount of time on the subject. We followed a framework based on the self-determination theory (SDT) in our assessment of students' motivation. A survey was ·thus conducted with both the Control and Experimental groups to explore the students' perceptions in domains such as their basic psychological needs satisfaction, motivational inclination, self-efficacy, self-regulation and outcomes of learning and involvement. This presentation will highlight interim findings from the survey procedure.en
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dc.subjectSimulation-based learningen
dc.subjectself-determination theoryen
dc.titleExploring the use of 3D simulation-based learning to enhance the motivation of engineering studentsen
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