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Motivating Engineering and Technical Students to Learn Technical Writing by Inculcating Lifelong Learning Skills

Idrus, hairuzila and Azelin, Mohamed Noor and Baharom, Mohamed Noor Rosli (2012) Motivating Engineering and Technical Students to Learn Technical Writing by Inculcating Lifelong Learning Skills. The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 11 . pp. 191-202.

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Abstract

The government, industry and the academia saw the importance of soft skills to engineering and technology education. Lifelong learning skill is an attribute in soft skills, one of the aims in the National Higher Education Strategic Plan of Malaysia. This paper discusses how lifelong learning skill is imparted in a technical writing course at a private engineering and technology focused university. Their coursework is designed to hone this skill. It is found that students can be motivated to learn if the relevance of the course is clearly explained to them and if they are shown how it would be helpful to them once they begin to work. This study implies that lifelong learning skills can be taught in technical and non-technical courses, as it transcends the curriculum

Item Type:Article
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
ID Code:8140
Deposited By: Azelin Mohamed Noor
Deposited On:18 Sep 2012 01:31
Last Modified:08 Apr 2014 12:54

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