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Adapting to student learning styles in a first year electrical/electronic engineering degree module

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posted on 17.08.2017, 09:26 authored by Caroline LoweryCaroline Lowery
Widening access to higher education (HE) has meant an increasing need for flexibility in teaching and assessment to accommodate students who utilise a variety of approaches to learning. This paper examines the learning styles of students engaged on a first year degree electrical/ electronic engineering module at the University of Derby and suggests ways to provide further support for their study. The existing teaching and assessment mechanisms used within the module are investigated in relation to learning style preference bias. The paper describes teaching and assessment amendments that have been made in order to provide better support for students with different learning style preferences. The study utilises Honey and Mumford’s Learning Style to examine the learning styles of students, assess existing teaching and assessment methods within the module and suggest module enhancements that should facilitate a broad range of learning styles.

History

School

  • University Academic and Administrative Support

Department

  • IT Services

Published in

Engineering Education

Volume

4

Issue

1

Pages

52 - 60

Citation

LOWERY, C., 2009. Adapting to student learning styles in a first year electrical/electronic engineering degree module. Engineering Education, 4 (1), pp.52-60.

Publisher

© Taylor and Francis

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2009

ISSN

1750-0052

eISSN

1750-0044

Language

en

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