Experiential Learning at BMU
Unlike the traditional classroom experience where students are expected to compete with one another or remain uninvolved, especially where instructions are highly structured; students at BMU are given hands-on experiential learning situations in a more semi-structured approach.
Classes are designed to engage students in hands-on experiences that are linked to real world problems and situations, including through extensive laboratory and workshop exposure, where the instructor facilitates rather than directs student progress.
Although the learning content remains important, learning from the process through hands-on is at the core of the teaching process at BMU. In this process, students are guided to perform hands-on experience; share their observations with their peers; and discuss, analyse and reflect upon their experience. The instructor shall be the facilitator during the process of making the student realise and feel a sense of ownership for what he has acquired from the hands-on experience. Following is a summary of the hands-on learning experience adopted by the instructors in some of the courses:
- Calculus and Differential Equations
- Fundamentals of Computers
- Joy of Engineering
- Workshop Practice