Industrial Learning through Course Seminar for Freshman

Basanagouda Shivalli, G. R. Chalageri
2016 Journal of Engineering Education Transformations  
The activity 'Industrial Learning' is carried out for first year students in the course 'Elements of Mechanical Engineering'. The Students were asked to work in the factory for one day and give seminar on the learning experiences. This innovative approach elicits interest of the students by giving exposure to work in the factory for one day. Students were thrilled about the fact that they were given an opportunity to seek employment at the industry. This approach made students to understand the
more » ... expectations of industries in the first year of engineering itself by inculcating various exploratory learning attitudes like leadership, team work, time management and communication skills. In the due course of time students have come across many tools, products, devices, measuring equipments, jigs, fixtures and machineries. It has led a platform and basis for the students to visit various other industries in the future to expand the horizon of their knowledge on field of mechanical engineering that would hopefully be useful in their career. We got very good feedback from our stake holders i.e. students, parents and industries. It has resulted in improving their performance and understanding in the course.
doi:10.16920/jeet/2016/v0i0/85707 fatcat:zfe2sfndxjdtrd652n63uuvgky