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dc.contributor.authorLi, Xiaosong
dc.description.abstractInquiry based and constructivist activities can motivate students to take charge of their own learning, understand multiple perspectives and develop high level reasoning skills. This paper describes a case study of six year teaching practice in one of our Master courses. The course requires the students to acquire critically analysis, evaluation and research skills. The course also requires the students to acquire the techniques and technologies related to many aspects of an enterprise website. There are only 32 hours for class meetings so the students have to work by themselves in most of the time. The best way to achieve the course requirements is to use the constructivist activities, let the students individually or collaboratively to work with the relevant partners and build the required knowledge and skills gradually. An assignment was developed which requires the students to investigate different aspects of an enterprise website. To complete this assignment, the students need to use an inquiry based learning approach. The practice is evaluated by using a set of survey data, a set of data observed from the marking reports and the industry feedbacks. The practice is effective, while the practice is improving; the students’ abilities of planning, investigating, analyzing, communicating and reflecting are improving as well. The students’ contributions are valuable to the industry. The paper also includes a discussion which links the teaching practice with the relevant theories.en_NZ
dc.publisherIEEE Education Societyen_NZ
dc.subjectteaching and learningen_NZ
dc.subjectinquiry based learningen_NZ
dc.subjectindustry inquiryen_NZ
dc.subjectwebsite designen_NZ
dc.titleLearning from Industry by Using an Inquiry Based Learning Approachen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderIEEE Education Societyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationLi, X. (2013). Learning from Industry by Using an Inquiry Based Learning Approach. Proceedings in the IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, 943-949.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleIEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, 2013 : FIE 2013 ; 23 - 26 Oct. 2013, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAen_NZ
unitec.conference.title43rd IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2013en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgIEEE Education Societyen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationOklahoma City, USAen_NZ

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