Heterogeneous ability-centered team building to aid enquiry based learning in engineering classroom

Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, Saira Dawer Baig, Muhammad Ali Imran, Syed Imtiaz Hussain, Qammer Hussain Abbasi, Khalid A. Qaraqe

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Enquiry-based student-centered learning activities in engineering classrooms may lose its focus and success if the activities in classroom are biased due to the failure in forming mixed-ability oriented teams or groups of students. This paper proposes a technology driven team-building methodology to enhance enquiry-based learning in the conventional engineering classrooms, which is referred to as Heterogeneous Ability-Centered Team Building (H-ACT-B) method. The HACT-B method guarantees mixed-ability based team or group formation in classroom to promote effective communication, collaboration and critical thinking based on the programmed evaluation of individual student’s aptitude. The proposed team building method is expected to aid the individual student and the team or group to ensure their progress toward achieving the common team task efficiently. Moreover, the study is strongly formulated by considering the useful insights about the current team building practices and methods by conducting survey among the engineering faculty and students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 2014
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-3191-0
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference - Military Museum and Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2 Apr 20145 Apr 2014

Publication series

ISSN (Print)2165-9559
ISSN (Electronic)2165-9567


Conference2014 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference
Abbreviated titleEDUCON


  • Engineering classroom team building
  • enquiry-based learning
  • bin allocation parameters
  • classroom learning
  • preceding performance indicators


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