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Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through Student Feedback in Engineering

Book Description

Student feedback has appeared in the forefront of higher education quality, particularly the issues of effectiveness and the use of student feedback to affect improvement in higher education teaching and learning, and other areas of the students’ tertiary experience. Despite this, there has been a relative lack of academic literature available, especially in a book format. This book focuses on the experiences of academics, higher education leaders and managers with expertise in these areas.

Enhancing Learning and Teaching through Student Feedback in Engineering is the first in a series on student feedback focusing on a specific discipline, in this case engineering. It expands on topics covered in the previous book, by the same authors. Valuable contributions have been made from a variety of experts in the area of higher education quality and student feedback in the field of engineering.

  • Will interrogate student feedback in engineering, on the basis of establishing a better understanding of its forms, purposes and effectiveness in learning
  • The first book of its kind on student feedback in engineering education and will be a scholarly resource for all stakeholders to enhance learning and teaching practices thorough student feedback
  • Written by experienced academics, experts and practitioners in the area

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of figures and table
  6. Preface
  7. About the authors
  8. Chapter 1: Student feedback in engineering: a discipline-specific overview and background
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Clarifying the purpose of collecting student feedback
    4. Using student feedback to improve engineering education
    5. Conclusions
  9. Chapter 2: Advances in engineering education in Chile using student feedback
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Student and alumni feedback in Chilean higher education
    4. Student and alumni feedback in engineering
    5. The case of USACH
    6. Findings and discussion
    7. Conclusions
  10. Chapter 3: Formative student feedback: enhancing the quality of learning and teaching
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Case study: engineering education at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    4. Summative student feedback
    5. Formative feedback
    6. Conclusions
    7. Acknowledgements
  11. Chapter 4: Role of soft skills in engineering education: students' perceptions and feedback
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Background to the case study
    4. Findings
    5. Apprehension in meetings
    6. Apprehension in interpersonal communication
    7. Strategies used to enhance soft skills
    8. Conclusions
    9. Acknowledgements
    10. Appendix 4.1 importance of soft skills from students' perspective
    11. Appendix 4.2 personal report of communication apprehension
  12. Chapter 5: Engineering programmes in Thailand: enhancing the quality of student feedback
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Acknowledgements
  13. Chapter 6: Summative quality assurance systems: not good enough for quality enhancement
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Formative operational evaluations
    4. Important aspects of a system supporting an emerging quality culture
    5. Conclusions
  14. Chapter 7: Engineering programmes in the UK: the student feedback experience
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Student feedback and existing data sources
    4. Response rates of engineering students
    5. Engineering students in the NSS
    6. Engineering student feedback in institutional surveys
    7. Assessment and feedback
    8. Conclusions
  15. Chapter 8: Trends, issues and the future of student feedback in engineering
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Issues, trends and approaches
    4. Conclusions
  16. Index