Description

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

Readership

Academics, managers and leaders involved in higher engineering education worldwide

Table of Contents

List of figures and table

Preface

About the authors

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

Abstract:

Introduction

Clarifying the purpose of collecting student feedback

Using student feedback to improve engineering education

Conclusions

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

Abstract:

Introduction

Student and alumni feedback in Chilean higher education

Student and alumni feedback in engineering

The case of USACH

Findings and discussion

Conclusions

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

Abstract:

Introduction

Case study: engineering education at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Summative student feedback

Formative feedback

Conclusions

Acknowledgements

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

Abstract:

Introduction

Background to the case study

Findings

Apprehension in meetings

Apprehension in interpersonal communication

Strategies used to enhance soft skills

Conclusions

Acknowledgements

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

Abstract:

Introduction

Acknowledgements

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

Abstract:

Introduction

Formative operational evaluations

Important aspects of a system supporting an emerging quality culture

Conclusions

Chapter 7: Engineering programmes in

Details

No. of pages:
164
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781780632995
Print ISBN:
9781843346456

About the editors

Chenicheri Sid Nair

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

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

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