The Relationships between Students' Conceptions of Learning Engineering and their Preferences for Classroom and Laboratory Learning Environments

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摘要

This study developed a survey entitled Conceptions of Learning Engineering (CLE), to elicit undergraduate engineering students' conceptions of learning engineering. The reliability and validity of the CLE survey were confirmed through a factor analysis of 321 responses of undergraduate students majoring in electrical engineering. A series of ANOVA analyses revealed that students who preferred a classroom setting tended to conceptualize learning engineering as ?testing? and ?calculating and practicing,? whereas students who preferred a laboratory setting expressed conceptions of learning engineering as ?increasing one's knowledge,? ?applying,? ?understanding,? and ?seeing in a new way.? A further analysis of student essays suggested that learning environments which are student-centered, peer-interactive, and teacher-facilitated help engineering students develop more fruitful conceptions of learning engineering.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)193-204
頁數12
期刊Journal of Engineering Education
98
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2009

Keywords

  • conceptions of learning engineering
  • laboratory
  • learning environment

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