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ERIC Number: EJ1123014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2153-2516
Effect of a "Look-Ahead" Problem on Undergraduate Engineering Students' Concept Comprehension
Goodman, Kevin; Davis, Julian; McDonald, Thomas
American Journal of Engineering Education, v7 n2 p59-64 Dec 2016
In an effort to motivate undergraduate engineering students to prepare for class by reviewing material before lectures, a "Look-Ahead" problem was utilized. Students from two undergraduate engineering courses; Statics and Electronic Circuits, were assigned problems from course material that had not yet been covered in class. These assignments were collected and assessed. Grades from the "Look-Ahead" problems, collected over a sixteen-week semester, were compared to overall exam performance. In addition, exam problem scores from specific correlating concepts/topics were compared with "Look-Ahead" problem scores. Surprisingly, the data show very low correlation between student performance on "Look-Ahead" problems and exams.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana
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