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An evaluation of group work in first-year engineering design education

Palmer, Stuart and Hall, Wayne 2017, An evaluation of group work in first-year engineering design education. In Tucker, Richard (ed), Collaboration and student engagement in design education, IGI Global, Hershey, Pa., pp.145-168, doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0726-0.ch007.

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Title An evaluation of group work in first-year engineering design education
Author(s) Palmer, StuartORCID iD for Palmer, Stuart orcid.org/0000-0002-2517-0597
Hall, Wayne
Title of book Collaboration and student engagement in design education
Editor(s) Tucker, RichardORCID iD for Tucker, Richard orcid.org/0000-0001-9989-251X
Publication date 2017
Series Advances in higher education and professional development
Chapter number 7
Total chapters 15
Start page 145
End page 168
Total pages 24
Publisher IGI Global
Place of Publication Hershey, Pa.
Summary It is argued that ‘design' is an essential characteristic of engineering practice, and hence, an essential theme of engineering education. It is suggested that first-year design courses enhance commencing student motivation and retention, and introduce engineering application content and basic design experience early in the curriculum. The research literature indicates that engineering design practice is a deeply social process, with collaboration and group interactions required at almost every stage. This chapter documents the evaluation of the initial and subsequent second offerings of a first-year engineering design unit at Griffith University in Australia. The unit 1006ENG Design and Professional Skills aims to provide an introduction to engineering design and professional practice through a project-based approach to problem solving. The unit learning design incorporates student group work, and uses self-and-peer-assessment to incorporate aspects of the design process into the unit assessment and to provide a mechanism for individualization of student marks.
ISBN 1522507272
9781522507277
ISSN 2327-6983
2327-6991
Language eng
DOI 10.4018/978-1-5225-0726-0.ch007
Field of Research 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
130103 Higher Education
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2017, IGI Global
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30088788

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