INITIAL STUDY ON IDENTIFYING COGNITIVE OPERATIONS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
Author: Ummi Noor Nazahiah ABDULLAH,Norashiken OTHMAN
Abstract: Imbalance proportion of examination results between theory and coursework marks in engineering courses among engineering students become central issue among educators in higher learning institutions. This scenario gives indication that possibly the learning and teaching methods used in the class not accounted the students’ cognitive background and capability. So that, not every students received the benefits from teaching and learning process. This study investigate and emphasize the significant of understanding the cognitive capability among students as the target audience before educating them using teaching and learning method according to their cognitive capability. Two types of questionnaire were distributed to the two groups of engineering students based on neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and multiple intelligences (MI) theory and methods. The answers were analysed using data categorizing and data entry technique. The results show that both students group dominated the kinaesthetic and digital auditory according to NLP principles while high percentage in body kinaesthetic and interpersonal category according to MI. However, the other parameters that present 10% feedback should be considered as input in teaching and learning methods because it is considered as high percentage. The contribution of this study not just for teaching and learning process among young students but also significant for ergonomics training that involving people from different groups of age, experience and culture. In future, further investigation will be conducted to examine the effectiveness of NLP and MI method implementation in teaching and learning process among engineering students using the results from this study.
Keywords: Cognitive, NLP, Multiple Intelligences, Engineering students