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Swayam

Laboratory and Workshop Based Instruction and Learning

NITTTR via Swayam

Overview

Laboratories and workshops are wonderful platform for teaching and learning of any subjects. They not only provide the opportunities to think about, discuss, and solve real problems but also it helps to develop skills and attitude of good human beings for the students. Laboratory and workshops based teaching and learning give the opportunities to perform hands-on practical trainings, or conducting experiments with objects, materials, phenomena, and ideas either individually or in groups by observing and manipulating the theoretical knowledge to develop the understanding and appreciation. By doing experiment or hands on practice the students can relate and reinforce the theoretical concepts taught in class by the teachers. Without it the theoretical knowledge has no meaning. In this course more emphasis are given on how to conduct the laboratory classes, what are the components of report, how to evaluate the student’s performance and what are the safety and hazards should be taken. Some examples are given in detail.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 01Module 1: Introduction to Laboratory and Workshop Instruction
  • Purpose of laboratory and workshop instruction
  • Components of laboratory Instruction

Week 02Module 2: Safety Instructions in Laboratory and Workshop
  • Importance of Safety in Laboratory and Workshop
  • Do’s and Dont’s
  • Types of Safety and Mitigation of safety hazards
  • Application of Personal Protective Equipment

Week 03Module 3: Evaluation of Laboratory and Workshop Practice
  • Importance of evaluation
  • Specifying domains for evaluation
  • Evaluation criteria

Week 04Module 4: Instructional Plan for Laboratory and Workshop Practice
  • Planning of laboratory class
  • Demonstration and conduction of laboratory activities

Week 05Module 5: Learning in Laboratory and Workshop
  • Learning styles and learning theory
  • Problem based learning and Co-operative learning strategies
  • Learning in Laboratory and Workshop

Week 06Module 6: Laboratory Instruction in Environmental Science and Engineering Experiments
  • Water pollution
  • Air pollution
  • Wastewater management

Week 07Module 7: Laboratory Instruction in Electrical Engineering Experiments
  • Electrical Machine and Power System
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Electrical Workshop

Week 08Module 8: Laboratory Instruction in Civil Engineering Experiments
  • Geo-technical Engineering
  • Concrete Technology
  • Highway Engineering

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