Developing an instrument to measure the impact of service on technical and professional learning outcomes

Adam Carberry, Christopher W. Swan

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    Abstract

    Service experiences have seen a rise in engineering programs across the country. The increase in popularity was used as an impetus for the development of an instrument that measured student perceptions of service as a source of learning technical and professional skills. A previously developed instrument used to measure interventional impacts on engineering learning outcomes was modified to assess service's relative impact compared to traditional coursework learning. A 16-item validated instrument was developed. Results from the sample of students with service experiences identified a perception that 34 percent of what they learned about technical skills and 45 percent of what they learned about professional skills was learned through their service activity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
    StatePublished - 2011

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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