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Motivation of engineering students-considerations for programme design

Green, Sarah and Meyer, JRF (2010) Motivation of engineering students-considerations for programme design. In: Engineering Education 2010, 2010-07-062010-07-08, Birmingham, UK.

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Abstract

The learning approaches adopted by three finalist engineering undergraduate students following an integrated MEng programme in engineering at the University of Durham are examined. Using a common questionnaire and one-to-one interviews, inter and intra variation in student learning and the student perception of the learning environment was explored. The students studied shared similarities and exhibited differences in their approaches to learning, which were found to be context dependent. Evidence of inter and intra variability in student learning, the extent of students’ engagement with surface and deep learning approaches, and the correlation of these outputs with the level of the programme is discussed. From this study, a number of specific points for professional practice are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: Engineering Education 2010
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 57936
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 28 Aug 2012 16:24
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 02:58
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57936

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