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Student Voices regarding Practical Work done in a Mechanical Engineering Laboratory reveals Satisfaction!

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dc.contributor.author Olwagen, Annaléne
dc.contributor.author Swart, Arthur James
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-28T13:36:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-28T13:36:01Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1184
dc.description Published Conference Proceedings en_US
dc.description.abstract Students can validly comment on the quality of teaching as they directly experience it and their comments are important to evaluate the nature and quality of educational interventions. The purpose of this paper is to consider student voices regarding practical instruction offered in a Mechanical Engineering laboratory, as this may indicate student satisfaction with the course material. An exploratory study is employed along with descriptive statistics involving quantitative analysis of the collected data. The target population is restricted to undergraduate engineering students enrolled during 2014, who completed a questionnaire survey using an electronic response system. Results indicate that the students perceived the practical experiments conducted in a laboratory to be enjoyable, beneficial, challenging and relevant to the theory covered in a classroom. These results further suggest that students are being exposed to practical work that may contribute to the development of practical skills and graduate attributes required of students to add value to the socio-economic development of South Africa. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher African Engineering Education Association Conference, CUT, FS en_US
dc.subject Perceptions en_US
dc.subject perspectives en_US
dc.subject student satisfaction en_US
dc.subject graduate attributes en_US
dc.title Student Voices regarding Practical Work done in a Mechanical Engineering Laboratory reveals Satisfaction! en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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