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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Popular culture, student engagement, mentoring, collaboration|
|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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