ERIC Number: EJ1077196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Effect of Continuous Assessment on Learning Outcomes on Two Chemical Engineering Courses: Case Study
Tuunila, R.; Pulkkinen, M.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v40 n6 p671-682 2015
In this paper, the effect of continuous assessment on the learning outcomes of two chemical engineering courses is studied over a several-year period. Average grades and passing percentages of courses after the final examination are reported and also student feedback on the courses is collected. The results indicate significantly better learning results after the adoption of continuous assessment in the courses. Also student feedback suggests higher quality in teaching after the adoption of more activating teaching methods which compel students to study effectively throughout the course.
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Case Studies, Progress Monitoring, Grades (Scholastic), Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Tests, Questionnaires, Student Experience, Assignments
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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