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Influences on student learning in engineering : some results from case study fieldwork
journal contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by W Boles, L Jolly, Roger HadgraftRoger Hadgraft, Robin HowardRobin Howard, H Beck
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 maximise 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 Associate Fellowship program.