Assessment of how engaging in teaching may enhance the learning journey of engineering students

Kamel, Fouad and Baguley, Margaret and Thorpe, David (2010) Assessment of how engaging in teaching may enhance the learning journey of engineering students. In: Southern Region Engineering Conference (SREC 2010), 10-12 Nov 2010, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper examined the initial stages of a research project which seeks to evaluate the teaching potential of engineering students in the higher education setting. The analysis was conducted independently by three academics from engineering and education based on an initial neophyte teaching performance of engineering students. The academics utilised both discipline specific and pedagogical expertise in order to compare and contrast their findings and in the process were able to identify areas in which they perceived the student demonstrated lack of discipline knowledge and presentation skills during their teaching episode. The results of this pilot study provided important information in relation to enhancing the teaching and presentation skills of future engineers; determining how to provide opportunities for engineering students to learn these skills within an already crowded curriculum; and devising ways to integrate pedagogical skills within authentic assessment tasks, including the possibility of peer review.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © (2010) by Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice. USQ conference.
Depositing User: Dr Fouad Kamel
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2010 02:00
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2014 23:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering; education; peer assisted learning; presentation skills; communication skills
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8938

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