The Development of Simulation-Based Laboratory Lessons in Electronics Industrial Instrumentation to Enhance Ill-Structured Problem Solving for Engineering Students

  • Thawach ThammabutEmail author
  • Sumalee Chaijaroen
  • Suchat Wattanachai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11937)


This study investigates the efficacy of the simulation-based laboratory lessons in electronics industrial instrumentation to support both knowledge and problem solving skill of engineering students. This study focused on developing of simulation-based laboratory lessons in electronics industrial instrumentation to enhance ill-structured problem solving for engineering students. The result revealed that the designing framework consist of the component called “Simulation Laboratory” which can activate cognitive structure and enhance Ill-structured problem solving. The other focus, this study aimed to compare the effectiveness of simulation-based laboratory versus traditional laboratory. The result revealed that there is no significant difference for both laboratories. The finding of this study indicate that is possible to use the simulation-based laboratory instead of traditional laboratory to reduce constraint of equipment investment, specific time and space.


Simulation-based learning Constructivist Electronics industrial instrumentation 



This research was supported by Ph.D. Program in Educational Technology, Faculty of Education, Research Group for Innovation and Cognitive Technology, Khon Kaen, University, and Research and Technology Transfer Affairs Division, Khon Kaen University which hereby giving the thankfulness all through this.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thawach Thammabut
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sumalee Chaijaroen
    • 1
  • Suchat Wattanachai
    • 1
  1. 1.Khon Kaen UniversityKhon KaenThailand

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