Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through Student Feedback in Engineering

Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through Student Feedback in Engineering

1st Edition - January 16, 2012

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  • Editors: Chenicheri Sid Nair, Arun Patil, Patricie Mertova
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780632995
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843346456

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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 the UK: the student feedback experience

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    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

    Conclusions

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

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    Issues, trends and approaches

    Conclusions

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 164
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2012
  • Published: January 16, 2012
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780632995
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843346456

About the Editors

Chenicheri Sid Nair

Professor Sid Nair is currently Executive Dean and Dean Learning, Teaching and Student Experience at the Victorian Institute of Technology (VIT), Australia where he is responsible for the learning, teaching, student experience and quality matters of the Institution. Previous to this appointment at VIT, Sid was the Executive Director of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), Mauritius, the apex regulatory body where he was responsible for the formulation and execution of strategies, policies and procedures in the higher education sector in Mauritius. Prior to joining TEC, he was Professor of Higher Education Development at the Centre for Education Futures (CEF), University of Western Australia. His role was to build the capacity of academics in the digital delivery of their teaching. His career path also had him as Interim Director and Quality Advisor (Evaluations and Research) at the Centre for Higher Education Quality (CHEQ) at Monash University, Australia where he headed the evaluation unit at Monash University. In this capacity he restructured the evaluation framework at the university. The approach to evaluations at Monash has been noted in the first round of the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) audits and is part of the good practice database. His research work lies in the areas of quality in the higher education system, classroom and school environments, and the implementation of improvements from stakeholder feedback. He has extensive lecturing experience in the applied sciences in Canada, Singapore and Australia. He is an international consultant in quality and evaluations in higher education.

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

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