Exploring Metacognitive Skills among Engineering Students through Global Project-Based Learning

Nurzal Effiyana Ghazali, Khairiyah Mohd. Yusof, Fatin Aliah Phang, Hiroaki Morino, Eiji Kamioka, Rashidah Arsat, Zaharah Johari, Nur Azliza Ahmad, Ahmad Khalid

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Abstract

Current students have to prepare themselves with necessary skills for employment in engineering industry. In addition, students should prepare themselves to work globally. Along the needs, Shibaura Institute of Technology introduces a program named global Project-Based Learning (gPBL). Malaysian students from different educational background joined this program to experience new skills. At present engineering education is focusing on a course, which can foster students' creativity and critical thinking. Therefore, a study was conducted to explore the utilization of metacognitive skills among Malaysian students throughout the program. Reflective journals of Malaysian students were used to investigate the metacognitive skills applied. The reflective journals were analyzed using thematic analysis. The themes were generated deductively from the metacognitive skills whilst twelve sub-themes identified from the reflective journals. The findings indicated that metacognitive skills are applied during the completion of the project-based learning. It can be concluded that project-based learning is important in fostering critical thinking among engineering students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRegional Conference in Engineering Education (RCEE) and Research in Higher Education (RHEd) 2020
EditorsYudariah Mohammad Yusof, Mitra Mohd Addi, Khairiyah Mohd Yusof, Fatin Aliah Phang
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735443907
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Oct 26
Event8th Regional Conference in Engineering Education, RCEE 2020 and Research in Higher Education, RHEd 2020 - Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Duration: 2020 Sep 292020 Sep 30

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2433
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference8th Regional Conference in Engineering Education, RCEE 2020 and Research in Higher Education, RHEd 2020
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityJohor Bahru
Period20/9/2920/9/30

Keywords

  • engineering students
  • global project-based learning
  • metacognitive
  • metacognitive skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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