Examining first year students' preparedness for studying engineering

Burton, Lorelle and Dowling, David and Kavanagh, Lydia and O'Moore, Liza and Wilkes, Janelle (2012) Examining first year students' preparedness for studying engineering. In: 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AaeE 2012): The Profession of Engineering Education: Advancing Teaching, Research and Careers, 3-5 Dec 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to report on initial descriptive data of this longitudinal project which will examine the knowledge, motivation, personality, and learning approaches of first year engineering students and how well they each predict subsequent retention and academic performance. These outcomes are yet to be achieved and are beyond the scope of this paper.


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Additional Information: © 2012 Lorelle Burton, David Dowling, Lydia Kavanagh, Liza O'Moore, and Janelle Wilkes. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2013 00:59
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 05:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: first year engineering students; academic success; cognitive abilities; non-cognitive abilities
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23140

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