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ERIC Number: ED456996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
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Self-Image and Expectations of First Year Engineering Students in a Brazilian University.
de Campos, Reinaldo Calixto; Grinberg, Patricia; Garcia, Ivan; Parise, Jose Alberto; da Silveira, Marcos Azevedo; Dumont, Ney
This paper is an attempt to comprehend, in a more objective way, the students undertaking the second semester at the Technical and Scientific Center from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). The research was carried out at the beginning of the semester, in one of the classes formed by students undertaking General Chemistry. From a sample of 300 students in a similar situation, 37 students answered the questionnaire. The study also aimed to check on their background image of Chemistry that was developed during their high school studies, as well as their expectations of involvement in this subject of study. The analysis of the answers presented was carried out in relation to a questionnaire, and divided into two groups of questions. The first one dealt with general issues and investigated the students' self-image and self-assessment. The second one strictly related to Chemistry. Some of the teaching staff ideas about the students were also checked upon and as a result of further analysis actually perceived as being pre-conceived. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil