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Title: Beyond the engineering pedagogy: engineering the pedagogy, the game of experiential learning
Authors: Abdulwahed, Mahmoud
Nagy, Zoltan K.
Blanchard, Richard E.
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Australasian Association for Engineering Education / © Mahmoud Abdulwahed, Zoltan K. Nagy, Richard E. Blanchard
Citation: ABDULWAHED, M., NAGY, Z.K. and BLANCHARD, R.E., 2008. Beyond the engineering pedagogy: engineering the pedagogy, the game of experiential learning. IN: Proceedings of The Nineteenth Annual Conference of The Australian Association For Engineering Education (AaeE 2008), to Industry and Beyond. Yeppoon, Australia, 7-10 December 2008, pp. M2A1
Abstract: Modern constructivist pedagogical research emphasizes developing studentcentred educational practices. This requires students to do extra effort and they should be equipped with the motivation to conduct such extra work load. However, the situation is dilemmatic since many students (in particular, undergraduates) tend to do their studies with the minimum effort needed to reach their goals. In this paper we analyse this dilemma from the game theory perspective, where we try to find conditions where students are willing to voluntarily take extra course work. We model the strategic interaction between the student and the teacher by a 2x2 non cooperative game. We suggest a mechanism for transferring the game equilibrium into the desired one, i.e. experiential learning equilibrium. We also show an experiment for identifying the energy needed to shift the equilibrium towards the desired one. The paper presents one of the very few game theoretical models that were developed in pedagogical research.
Description: This is a conference paper it was presented at AaeE 2008 and it is also available at: http://www.events.rockhamptoninfo.com.au/author-index
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4941
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