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On Using Popular Culture To Enhance Learning For Engineering Undergraduates

O'Shea, Peter J. (2006) On Using Popular Culture To Enhance Learning For Engineering Undergraduates. Journal of Learning Design, 1(3), pp. 73-81.

Abstract

This paper reports on an investigation into the effectiveness of popular culture for engaging university students in the learning process. A framework was set up for the investigation, with this framework involving two competitions, namely "Design Idol" and "The Biggest Loser". Design Idol was embedded into a 3rd year electronic circuit design unit at QUT, while The Biggest Loser was incorporated into a 1st year electrical circuits unit at the same university. Assessment results showed that after these competitions were introduced there were improved learning outcomes.

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ID Code: 5691
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Popular culture, student engagement, mentoring, collaboration
ISSN: : 1832-8342
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 QUT
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 29 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:18

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