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A survey of student-centred approaches to engineering education - a case study concerning Slovenia and Thailand

Slavko Kocijančič (2013) A survey of student-centred approaches to engineering education - a case study concerning Slovenia and Thailand. World transactions on engineering and technology education, 11 (4). pp. 513-516. ISSN 1446-2257

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    Contemporary technologies require continuous development of curricula, course contents and laboratory practical classes. However, the teacher-centred teaching approach seems still to dominate in engineering education when compared with more active teaching methods that are oriented towards student-centred learning. This article overviews the cognitive levels in engineering education related to the revised Bloom taxonomy, where student-centred methods can contribute more to higher cognitive levels of knowledge. To examine how engineering educators are qualified, a survey was undertaken at two universities in Slovenia and one in Thailand. The analysis of the questionnaires obtained from engineering educators revealed that they seemed to be dissatisfied with the knowledge, skills and motivation of freshmen students applying for entry to engineering programmes. Respondents were aware of the advantages of student-centred approaches, despite their theoretical knowledge being weak, while their capacity for practical implementation of corresponding methods was considered to be much better.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: engineering, education, student
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    http://www.wiete.com.au/journals/WTE&TE/Pages/Vol.11,%20No.4%20%282013%29/30-Kocijancic-S.pdfAlternative location
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    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Divisions: Department of Physics and Technical Studies > Chair of Tehnical Studies and the Didactics of Tehnical Education
    Item ID: 2487
    Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2014 12:43
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2014 12:43
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2487

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