[NALI2018 25-26 SEPT 2018]

Alhamdulillah syukur to Allah for allowing us to share and showcase our project that we have carried out for several years to wider audience. We have practiced the Student Centered Learning (SCL) strategy since 2005, which amazingly fulfills the requirement of New Academia Learning Innovation (NALI), in the first year course titled “Introduction to Engineering”.

The project that we exhibited in NALI2018 is named “Designing a first year Introduction to Engineering course” won the gold medal. All of this is made possible by the commitment, cooperation and tremendous efforts displayed by all the team members.

Team members: Dr. Aziatul Niza, Dr. Mohd Kamaruddin Abd Hamid, Dr. Siti Hajjar Che Man, Dr. Arif Aziz, Dr. Azmahani, Dr. Hashim Hassan, Dr. Mimi, Prof. Khairiyah, Fazirah Jumari and myself.

We strongly hope and wish to see SCL being widely implemented for the benefit of our future generations. InsyaAllah.

Congratulations to other SCL practitioners too 🙂

Photos credit to Datuk Supandi 😉

Receiving the Gold Medal Award from Datuk Nazri, UTMLead Director.

Trying my best to convince the judge 🙂

Explaining to the judges.

The medal and the certificate.

NALI 2008 at Dewan Sultan Iskandar (DSI), UTM

This is the first NALI2018 event organized by UTM.

After the judging session…

Receiving the Gold medal from UTMLead Director, Datuk Nazri.

Philosophy of the NALI2018 in conjunction with our ITE class.

Finalist for NALI2018 Award for Process Control & Instrumentation course.

Implementing Coorporative Learning (CL) in Class

Today, I implemented Cooperative Learning (CL) technique in my Master’s Safety Class. It was interesting and I think it can be implemented with some additional improvements on my side.

What is Cooperative Learning?

Cooperative learning is a successful teaching strategy in which small teams, each with students of different levels of ability, use a variety of learning activities to improve their understanding of a subject.

Following are few details on the CL implementation in my class:

  • Number of students = 12
  • Number of groups = 4
  • Number of students per group = 3
  • A mahjong paper is provided for each expert group to create the note.
  • A time was allocated for the students to research their own sub-topic. There were 3 sub-topics, which means 1 student will get 1 sub-topic in each group.
  • Subsequently, all expert members will meet up, discuss and create a note to later teach their friends.
  • This was performed in the gallery walk.