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Enabling Reflective Practice for 2nd Year EBEE Students

Simcock, Alec L and Shi, Juan (2009) Enabling Reflective Practice for 2nd Year EBEE Students. In: 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 6-9 December 2009: Engineering the Curriculum. Grainger, Steven and Kestell, Colin, eds. Engineers Australia, Barton, ACT, pp. 1043-1049.

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Abstract

We have undertaken an action research project to enable 2nd year Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EBEE) students with the type of skills and practices they would need to obtain maximum benefit from the Problem Based Learning (PBL) experience. Reflection is a difficult process and students need to be trained to reflect purposefully. Students also often bring negative preconceptions about the particular academic discipline. It is important to spend time at the start of a course to ask students to describe and evaluate their perceptions of the course. This kind of dialogue can promote what we call reflection-for-learning, and also gave us the baseline for our action research project. The second stage of our project was to deliver workshops and other training sessions to the students. The third stage was to then re-assess the students' knowledge and application of reflective practices.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1876346590
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID17105, electrical engineering, problem-based learning, adult learning, (PBL), skills and practices, reflection-for-learning, training sessions, Victorian University, VU, Melbourne, Australia
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
FOR Classification > 1399 Other Education
SEO Classification > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2013 23:15
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2014 23:18
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/5614
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