Engaging freshers to final years': Embedding student engagement in engineering education

Robin Clark, Jane Andrews

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Abstract

Based upon the findings of an Action Research study in which students' experiences were analysed at two key stages of their career, Foundation and Graduate levels, this paper sets out to discuss the issues around student engagement. Set within a context where students are paying more for their education than ever before, the paper discusses how to promote student engagement in what seems to be an 'culture of self-entitlement' wherein students expect to simply 'pass'. Aimed at academic and support staff alike, the paper describes how survey findings were used to inform decision making and ultimately impact the student experience. The conclusion argues that through the application of evidence-based practice it is possible to promote student engagement at all levels of the engineering learning cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2017
PublisherResearch in Engineering Education Network
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2017
Event2017 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2017 - Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 6 Jul 20178 Jul 2017

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Conference2017 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2017
CountryColombia
CityBogota
Period6/07/178/07/17

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Clark, R., & Andrews, J. (2017). Engaging freshers to final years': Embedding student engagement in engineering education. In 2017 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2017 Research in Engineering Education Network.
Clark, Robin ; Andrews, Jane. / Engaging freshers to final years' : Embedding student engagement in engineering education. 2017 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2017. Research in Engineering Education Network, 2017.
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Engaging freshers to final years' : Embedding student engagement in engineering education. / Clark, Robin; Andrews, Jane.

2017 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2017. Research in Engineering Education Network, 2017.

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