Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through Student Feedback in Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843346456, 9781780632995

Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through Student Feedback in Engineering

1st Edition

Editors: Chenicheri Sid Nair Arun Patil Patricie Mertova
eBook ISBN: 9781780632995
Paperback ISBN: 9781843346456
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 16th January 2012
Page Count: 164
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Table of Contents

List of figures and table


About the authors

Chapter 1: Student feedback in engineering: a discipline-specific overview and background



Clarifying the purpose of collecting student feedback

Using student feedback to improve engineering education


Chapter 2: Advances in engineering education in Chile using student feedback



Student and alumni feedback in Chilean higher education

Student and alumni feedback in engineering

The case of USACH

Findings and discussion


Chapter 3: Formative student feedback: enhancing the quality of learning and teaching



Case study: engineering education at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Summative student feedback

Formative feedback



Chapter 4: Role of soft skills in engineering education: students' perceptions and feedback



Background to the case study


Apprehension in meetings

Apprehension in interpersonal communication

Strategies used to enhance soft skills



Appendix 4.1 importance of soft skills from students' perspective

Appendix 4.2 personal report of communication apprehension

Chapter 5: Engineering programmes in Thailand: enhancing the quality of student feedback




Chapter 6: Summative quality assurance systems: not good enough for quality enhancement



Formative operational evaluations

Important aspects of a system supporting an emerging quality culture


Chapter 7: Engineering programmes in the UK: the student feedback experience



Student feedback and existing data sources

Response rates of engineering students

Engineering students in the NSS

Engineering student feedback in institutional surveys

Assessment and feedback


Chapter 8: Trends, issues and the future of student feedback in engineering



Issues, trends and approaches




Student feedback has appeared in the forefront of higher education quality, particularly the issues of effectiveness and the use of student feedback to affect improvement in higher education teaching and learning, and other areas of the students’ tertiary experience. Despite this, there has been a relative lack of academic literature available, especially in a book format. This book focuses on the experiences of academics, higher education leaders and managers with expertise in these areas.

Enhancing Learning and Teaching through Student Feedback in Engineering is the first in a series on student feedback focusing on a specific discipline, in this case engineering. It expands on topics covered in the previous book, by the same authors. Valuable contributions have been made from a variety of experts in the area of higher education quality and student feedback in the field of engineering.

Key Features

  • Will interrogate student feedback in engineering, on the basis of establishing a better understanding of its forms, purposes and effectiveness in learning
  • The first book of its kind on student feedback in engineering education and will be a scholarly resource for all stakeholders to enhance learning and teaching practices thorough student feedback
  • Written by experienced academics, experts and practitioners in the area


Academics, managers and leaders involved in higher engineering education worldwide


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About the Editors

Chenicheri Sid Nair Editor

Professor Chenicheri Sid Nair is currently with the Centre for Advancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth. Prior to his appointment to UWA, he was Quality Adviser (Research and Evaluation) in the Centre for Higher Education Quality (CHEQ) at Monash University, Australia. He has an extensive expertise in the area of quality development and evaluation, and he also has considerable editorial experience. Currently, he is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education (IJQAETE). Prior to this he was also a Managing Editor of the Electronic Journal of Science Education (EJSE). Professor Nair is also an international consultant in a number of countries in quality and evaluations.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Western Australia, Australia

Arun Patil Editor

Dr. Arun Patil is a lecturer in Engineering at the Central Queensland University, Mackay, Australia. Prior to this position, he was a research scholar in the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University. Patil has over 15 years of teaching and administrative experience in India and Australia and has published widely. He is a Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education. His recently published book Engineering Education Quality Assurance: A Global Perspective has been widely accepted and cited frequently in the engineering education community around the globe.

Affiliations and Expertise

Central Queensland University, Australia

Patricie Mertova Editor

Dr Patricie Mertova is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Education, University of Oxford, England. She was previously a Research Officer at the University of Queensland, and, prior to that, a Research Fellow in the Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT) and the Centre for Higher Education Quality (CHEQ), Monash University, Australia. She has recently completed her PhD focusing on the academic voice in higher education quality. She has research expertise in the areas of higher education and higher education quality. Her background is also in the areas of linguistics, translation, cross-cultural communication and foreign languages.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Oxford, UK