Investigation of the empirical relation between student sketching, attendance and performance in construction education

Ullah, Fahim ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6221-1175 and Sepasgozar, Samad M. E. and Khan, Rao Muhammad Afrasiab and Davis, Steven (2018) Investigation of the empirical relation between student sketching, attendance and performance in construction education. In: 42nd AUBEA Conference 2018: Educating Building Professionals for the Future in the Globalised World, 26 Sept - 28 Sept 2018, Singapore.


Abstract

Traditionally students’ attendance and overall performance have been hypothesized to go hand in hand. In current study, 195 students from non-engineering background were taught athree credits core course of construction and their attendance vs performance results are empirically investigated. Further, the students’ attendance and performance have also been assessed against tutors’ experience to highlight students’performance in tutorials of fresh vs experienced tutors. The assessment criteria of two quizzes each 20% weight, 1 assignment of 20% weight and a mid-semester exam with 40% weight are utilized with an attendance criterion of below 75% as low attendance. The result highlights that a clear difference of 14% marks exist between the students with less than 75% attendance and the ones with 75% and above. The studentswith low attendanceaveraged at 53.35% in terms of overall marks obtained whereas the good attendance students secured 67.40% marks on average. Furthermore, in terms of fresh vs experienced tutors, students taught by fresh and less experienced tutors not only displayed better attendance but also out passed the experienced tutors’students by a difference of 4% marks in terms of overall marks. Additionally, students with high marks in sketches secured higher overall marks as compared to the ones with lower sketch marks validating the hypothesis that students with better sketches have better imagination and perceptions, a must to have skills for construction academics and architects. This study is useful for teaching professionals and encourages the use of sketches and visualisation in construction.This ongoing study will be aided by semi structured interviews with tutors and randomly selected students to highlight the underlying factors dictating this gap. The results are expected to lay foundation for better performance of students with non-engineering backgrounds in constructioncourses.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2022 23:24
Last Modified: 30 May 2022 01:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction education, experienced vs fresh tutors, students’ performance, students’ attendance, sketching
Fields of Research (2008): 12 Built Environment and Design > 1299 Other Built Environment and Design > 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
10 Technology > 1099 Other Technology > 109999 Technology not elsewhere classified
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Fields of Research (2020): 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330202 Building construction management and project planning
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330201 Automation and technology in building and construction
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390399 Education systems not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42607

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