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Influences on student learning in engineering : some results from case study fieldwork

Boles, Wageeh W., Jolly, Lesley, Hadgraft, Roger, Howard, Prue, & Beck, Hilary (2010) Influences on student learning in engineering : some results from case study fieldwork. Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 16(2), pp. 149-165.

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Abstract

This paper closely examines factors affecting students’ progression in their engineering programs through fieldwork conducted at three Australian universities. To extract clues on how specific teaching methods can be used to maximize learning, the investigation considered factors such as understanding how students take in, process and present information. A number of focus groups were conducted with students and the data gathered was combined with survey results of students’ and academics’ learning styles. The paper reports on the process followed, and provides some analysis of the gathered data, as part of an Australian Learning and Teaching Council, ALTC, Associate Fellowship program.

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Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Acknowledgements The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, ALTC, for funding this work through an Associate Fellowship program. They also would like to express their appreciation for the valuable advice, insights and support of Prof Neil Page, the Program Evaluator and the Program Reference Group: Prof Tom Angelo, Prof Holger Maier, A/Prof Julie Mills, Dr Martin Murray, Prof Peter O'Shea, A/Prof Karen Nelson, and Ms Jillian Rowe. Sincere thanks are due to the colleagues and students of all three universities who participated in this study.
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Keywords: Engineering Education, Learning styles and preferences, Case studies, student learning
ISSN: 1324-5821
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: © Institution of Engineers Australia, 2010
Deposited On: 20 Dec 2011 08:52
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2011 08:43

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