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ERIC Number: EJ907962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5284
Incorporating a Real World Case Study into a Senior Construction Engineering Course
Fini, Eli H.
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, p18-23 Win 2010
This paper investigates the effect of bringing real world case studies on college students' self efficacy, their confidence, and their motivation toward an engineering field. It was found that working with real cases increases student's motivation and maximizes their learning by becoming personally committed to course and program goals. As a result of trying to address the problem statement and analyze the assigned case, students will be inspired to learn the theory and put together their acquired knowledge. It was also found that the learning process will be facilitated by students feeling a need to learn more about their subject to be able to tackle real world's problems. (Contains 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A