Get set for success: an update on the EngCAT project

Burton, Lorelle J. and Dowling, David G. and Kavanagh, Lydia and O'Moore, Liza and Aubrey, Tim and Lowe, David and Wilkes, Janelle and Glencross-Grant, Rex and McBride, William (2012) Get set for success: an update on the EngCAT project. In: AaeE 2012: The Profession of Engineering Education: Advancing Teaching, Research and Careers, 3-5 Dec 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

In 2011, the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) funded a national project entitled 'Get set for success: Using online self-assessments to motivate first year engineering students to engage in and manage their learning'. This research project aims to identify factors that lead to success in first year engineering studies. The project will deliver a prototype model of the Engineering Career Appraisal Tool (EngCAT), an online educational resource that enables individuals to self-assess their cognitive
(e.g., spatial, mathematical, and technical skills) and non-cognitive (e.g., personality traits, career interests and approaches to learning) abilities. Initial data have been collected and some initial results are available for the EngCAT project. Commencing engineering students across five Australian universities completed cognitive and noncognitive
tests to help them self-assess their readiness for the programs and to empower them with self-awareness and learning skills.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Other)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2013 05:54
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 03:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: student behaviour; abilities; career aspirations
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/23382

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