Laboratory-Based Learning to Study the Pullout Test of an Anchor in Concrete
This paper presents the evaluation of laboratory-based learning in civil engineering study on the topic of a single pullout test of an anchll-outr embedded into concrete according to ASTM E488/488M standard. In this study, the authors developed the laboratory handout and designed a series of learning approaches for the students to make them to understand the consequences. A total of 55 students, currently studying at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, in Civil Technology Education program, was joined in this study. Evaluation tool used in this research was descriptive questions to evaluate the competency in this topic in three different stages, before learning (pre-test), after giving a full lecture in the classroom (post-test 1), and after giving a full lecture and laboratory-based learning (post-test 2). All the questions were proved by index of item objective congruence (IOC) from the three experts in this field of study. To discuss and compare the results, all the queries were analysed as follows: the average (), standard deviation (SD), and t-test value. The results showed that students’ learning achievement increased scores for the pre-test (29.25%), post-test 1 (60.10%), and post-test 2 (88.30%). The results indicated that students’ knowledge was significantly improved after laboratory-based learning. Their knowledge and skill were developed, including theory and practice through this learning method, so that it should be proposed for teaching and learning in civil engineering.
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