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ERIC Number: EJ1177557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Focusing on Learning through Constructive Alignment with Task-Oriented Portfolio Assessment
Cain, A.; Grundy, J.; Woodward, C. J.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v43 n4 p569-584 2018
Approaches to learning have been shown to have a significant impact on student success in technical units. This paper reports on an action research study that applied the principles of constructive alignment to improve student learning outcomes in programming units. The proposed model uses frequent formative feedback to engage students with unit material, and encourage them to adopt deep approaches to learning. Our results provide a set of guiding principles and a structured teaching approach that focuses students on meeting unit learning objectives, the goal of constructive alignment. The results are demonstrated via descriptions of the resulting teaching and learning environment, student results, and staff and student reflections.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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