Knowledge Acquisition Comparison in Thai Metal Forming

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In this paper we aim to show the knowledge acquisition of Thai metal forming die designers by comparing formal and informal learning processes. The experts for participation were selected from academics of Thai Tool and Die Industry Association (TDIA) and die designer leaders in the die industry network. The metaconcept applied from multilayered structure of design knowledge [1] , EBL: Explanation-Based Learning [2] and creative knowledge acquisition [3] for studied. We use semi-structured feedback interview technique for data acquiring and matrix base technique for analyze and conclusion. We found the experts got their die design knowledge from informal learning more than formal learning. The best knowledge source are Engineer/Senior technician training and Onsite practice/problem solving except the understanding in basic die principles and common part function they got from Outbound/Owner‘s technologies training. In this research, we only interested in process to get knowledge of experts for each level of die design knowledge. But in truth, the one(s) who want to become expert in die design knowledge they should be started from formal learning.

Keywords: Formal Learning, Informal Learning, Semi-Structured Feedback Interview
Stream: Technology in Learning; Maths, Science and Technology Learning
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Knowledge Acquisition Comparison in Thai Metal Forming Die Designer Between Formal Learning and Informal Learning

Saneh Boonrampai

Instructor, Department  of Integrated Product Design and Manufacturing
Faculty of Energy and Metallurgy,, King Mongkute University of Technology Thonburi

Bangkok, Thailand, Thailand

Mr. Saneh Boonramphai: Doctor of Engineering, Production, Kingmongkute University of Technology Thonburi ,Thailand; Master of Engineering, Production, Kingmongkute University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand; Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Thailand; Diploma in Machine Tools, Rajamangala Institute of Technology. Work experience in Thai Belgium Cooperation Team; Advisor of Local Government Magazine; Head of Tools & Die Making Division RMUTI; Thai Tools and Die Association Advisor; Korat Local Enterprise (OTOP) Advisor; Nakornratchasima Industry Council Advisor; Local Enterprise in the Chamber of Commerce Advisor. Considerable engineering work experience and extensive publications.

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