Examining the impact of students’ attendance, sketching, visualization, and tutors experience on students’ performance: a case of building structures course in construction management

Ullah, Fahim ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6221-1175 and Sepasgozar, Samad and Tahmasebinia, Faham and Sepasgozar, Saleh Mohammad Ebrahimzadeh and Davis, Steven (2020) Examining the impact of students’ attendance, sketching, visualization, and tutors experience on students’ performance: a case of building structures course in construction management. Construction Economics and Building, 20 (3). pp. 78-102. ISSN 2204-9029

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to examine students' performance in a computation-based course by evaluating the effects of key factors including sketching, visualization resources provided to them during the lectures, their attendance and tutors' experience. A systematic review was conducted including 192 articles published during January 2010 to December 2019. Further, a case study has been conducted in which 633 students from non-engineering backgrounds were taught a core course of construction over three-yearly sessions from 2017 to 2019. The performance has been assessed through two quizzes of 10% weight each, assignment of 40% weight and a final exam with 30% weight in 2017-18 and 40% weight in 2019 were utilized with an attendance criterion of below 75% as low attendance. The statistical result highlights that a clear difference of 14% overall marks exist between the students with less than 75% attendance and the ones with 75% and above in 2017 and a 10% gap in 2018. Students with high marks in sketching secured higher overall marks as compared to others highlighting that the sketching skill is useful to construction students. The findings contribute to the body of education knowledge by evaluating key influential factors and provide a useful benchmark to other educators in the field.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2021 00:24
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 22:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: Student performance, construction education, experienced vs novice tutors, students’ attendance, student Sketching, visualization, construction management
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330201 Automation and technology in building and construction
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/AJCEB.v20i3.7056
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42593

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