INFLUENCE OF COGNITIVE, AFFECTIVE, AND CONATIVE ELEMENTS IN PROMOTING ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS

  • Norasyikin Omar Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5647-9095
  • Mimi Mohaffyza Mohamad Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5916-7444
  • Marina Ibrahim Mukhtar Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
  • Aini Nazura Paimin Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Keywords: Cognitive, affective, conative, problem solving

Abstract

Problem solving is one of the main challenges that needs to be mastered in engineering learning. This study aimed at looking whether cognitive, affective and conative elements play role in the process of mastering problem solving skills in engineering learning. Cognitive, affective and conative refer to the ‘Trilogy of Mind’ concept. Educational innovation from 1980-2016 shows that elements proposed in the ‘Trilogy of Mind’ capable in improving academic achievement. Previous studies conducted among engineering students in polytechnics Malaysia show the importance of cognitive, affective and conative elements in mastering problem solving in learning. This study continued in the process of looking whether cognitive, affective and conative can enhance the engineering learning. Strategy (cognitive), attitude (affective) and initiative (conative) are elements that are found to be able to improve academic achievement through the mastery of problem solving. An in-depth study is referring to the process of looking the relationship between strategy and attitude, initiative and attitude as well as the strategy and initiative. This study uses a survey design with a quantitative approach. The sampling method used is a simple random technique. A total of 100 engineering students from polytechnics were involved in this study. The data is analysed based on inferential statistic. The results showed that planned strategy in problems solving can be influenced by students' attitudes. Besides that, student attitude contributes to student initiative level. Strategy is also associated with initiative in mastering problem solving.
Published
2019-06-27
How to Cite
Omar, N., Mohamad, M. M., Ibrahim Mukhtar, M., & Paimin, A. N. (2019). INFLUENCE OF COGNITIVE, AFFECTIVE, AND CONATIVE ELEMENTS IN PROMOTING ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. Journal of Technical Education and Training, 11(2). Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/JTET/article/view/3246
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