Student reflections on proficiency with learning objectives: Early semester actions and plans

Heidi A. Diefes-Dux, Adam R. Carberry

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Students do not always engage in self-reflection when assessing their learning. This makes it difficult for students to plan and act to improve their ability to learn. Structured self-reflection was implemented in a first-year engineering course to provide students with an explicit opportunity to assess their learning. This approach was used in combination with a standards-based grading (SBG) strategy so that students could connect their abilities with clear and transparent learning objectives. A qualitative analysis of students' week 3 and 5 reflections was completed to generate a method (and codebook) for analysing students' reflections. This analysis revealed a variety of plans, actions, and connections to the course learning objectives self-reported by students. The SBG plus selfreflection structure shows promise as a transparent means of training students to self-regulate their learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2019 - Making Connections
EditorsBruce Kloot
PublisherResearch in Engineering Education Network
Pages18-26
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780799226003
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event8th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Making Connections, REES 2019 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Jul 10 2019Jul 12 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 8th Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2019 - Making Connections

Conference

Conference8th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Making Connections, REES 2019
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period7/10/197/12/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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    Diefes-Dux, H. A., & Carberry, A. R. (2019). Student reflections on proficiency with learning objectives: Early semester actions and plans. In B. Kloot (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2019 - Making Connections (pp. 18-26). (Proceedings of the 8th Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2019 - Making Connections). Research in Engineering Education Network.