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Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through Student Feedback in Engineering by Patricie Mertova, Arun Patil, Chenicheri Sid Nair

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Student feedback in engineering: a discipline-specific overview and background

Kristina Edström

Abstract:

This chapter reviews the need to improve key learning outcomes of engineering education, among them conceptual understanding, solving real problems in context, and enabling skills for engineering such as communication and teamwork. At the same time it is necessary to improve both the attractiveness of engineering to prospective students and retention in engineering programmes. Research suggests that to address these problems the full student learning experience needs to better affirm students’ identity formation. Student feedback is identified as a key source of intelligence to inform curriculum and course development. An argument is ...

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