Star Power for Teaching Professional Skills to Engineering Students

ABSTRACT

The objective of this study is to evaluate the potential of a game called Star Power to teach professional skills to mechanical engineering undergraduates. The game was conducted as an activity in a final year Professional Practice unit. A survey in the form of a questionnaire was administered to participating students in the following semester of studies after a summer break. The survey showed that the majority of the students believed they had improved their professional skills from playing Star Power. Although the game is typically used in the teaching of sociology, this study demonstrated that the game can provide a rich and versatile setting in which different elements of professional skills that are important to an engineer can be incorporated and developed.

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Suk Meng Goh Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Sarawak, Malaysia

Suk Meng Goh
Curtin University of Technology Sarawak
Sarawak, Malaysia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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