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ERIC Number: EJ1215886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
Effect of Unit Operations Laboratory Course Structure on Learning and Self-Efficacy
Brennan, Janie; Solomon, Erin D.
Chemical Engineering Education, v53 n3 p147-156 Sum 2019
A unit operations laboratory course was significantly modified to be an open-ended problem-based experience with an emphasis on teamwork and communication skills. Students were surveyed to assess gains in engineering self-efficacy as well as to indicate which course structure components were most beneficial to learning. Students showed significant gains in communication and design self-efficacy. Lectures were rated unimportant, while lab reports, oral presentations, teamwork, and open-ended problems were rated as highly important for learning.
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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