Effects of experimental learning: outcomes of an empirical study in the vocational field of structural engineering

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Author: Bunning, Frank

Abstract:

Pedagogic approaches to [technical and vocational education and training] TVET offer a limited range of teaching strategies which make use of experimental learning. Thus experiments were developed for teachers of structural engineering and timber processing technologies and were subject to empirical evaluation by a researcher at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg and Kassel University. This paper summarises the outcomes of the research and the empirical evaluation. The results of the study confirm that experimental training has a positive influence on learning achievement. In...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Teaching and learning; Outcomes

Keywords: Experiential learning; Learning method

Geographic subjects: Germany; Europe

Published: Sippy Downs, Queensland: e-Content Management, 2013

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Journal volume: 11

Journal number: 1

Journal date: April 2013

Pages: pp. 44-55

ISSN: 1488-0220

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 113.110

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