September 2019, Vol. 4, No. 9, pp 246-251.
Enhancing Students’ Performance in Heat and Mass Transfer Course through Active Learning Methods - A Case of Jimma Institute of Technology, School of Chemical Engineering, Ethiopia
Abreham Bekele Bayu¹ ⃰, Samuel Gessese Filate¹, Tarkegn Kumela Hundie²
¹*School of Chemical Engineering, Jimma Institute of Technology, Jimma University, Jimma, P.O.Box 378. Ethiopia,
²Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jimma Institute of Technology, Jimma University, Jimma, P.O.Box 378. Ethiopia.
*Corresponding author’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The general objective of this research study is enhancing students’ performance in heat and mass transfer course through active learning methods. The methodology for the study conducted were longitudinal study design since it takes a five month interventions in delivering the course by using active learning methodologies together with tutorials. The study population and the target groups were also identified by the support and cooperation given from JiT registrar. Before the study was started all the necessary conditions were done such as providing orientation, fixing the duration of the study, and rearrangement of the program as per the interest of most of the students. The sampling technique used was availability sampling. The sample size was included for year II both female and male students of Heat and Mass transfer course students in second semester of 2018. After this pilot study or post-secondary data was collected from JiT registrar office and questionnaires collected from the students; we reach on the problem of the nature of the course. Therefore, we conclude that the study output indicates that the percentage of passed students increased from 64.11% to 80.95% after active leaning methodology or HDP program training has given for instructors in addition to delivering on spot tutorial. The group study recommends that active leaning methodology can enhance the performance of the students and the school should have to emphasis on this methodology in addition to monitoring and appreciating on spot tutorial.
Keywords: Active learning; Heat and mass transfer; Students performance; Chemical Engineering.