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What is Incidental Learning

Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics
Knowledge gained by experience without the intention to learn anything.
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Novel Method of Assessing Practical Intelligence Acquired in Mechatronics Laboratory Classes: Novices-Experts Methods
Zol Bahri Razali (Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 34
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7387-8.ch028
Practical intelligence is often referred to as the ability of a person to solve practical challenges in a given domain. The lack of practical intelligence may be due to the way in which explicit knowledge is valued and subsequently assessed in engineering education, namely via examinations, tests, laboratory reports, and tutorial exercises. The lack of effective assessments on practical intelligence indicates implicit devaluation, which can significantly impair engineering students' ability to acquire practical intelligence. To solve this problem, the authors propose a new method of assessment for measuring practical intelligence acquired by engineering students after performing engineering laboratory classes. The novices-experts approach is used in designing the assessment instruments, based on the behaviors' of novices/experts observed and novices/experts representative work-related situations. The practical intelligence can be measured by calculating the difference between participants' and the experts' ratings; the closer the novices to experts, the higher the practical intelligence acquired.
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