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Type: Conference paper
Title: Engaging large first year classes
Author: Falkner, K.
Citation: Proceedings of the 20th AAEE Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference : Engineering the Curriculum, held at Adelaide University, 6-9 December, 2009: pp.274-279
Publisher: AAEE
Publisher Place: Australia
Issue Date: 2009
ISBN: 1876346590
Conference Name: Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference (20th : 2009 : Adelaide, South Australia)
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Katrina Falkner
Abstract: Engaging first year students is a difficult problem, as students must develop independent study skills while concurrently mastering their chosen topic. At the same time, they find themselves in an alien environment, removed from their peer group and anonymised by University structures. Collaborative learning is a strategy that involves the students themselves in the ownership and direction of their learning; each student is responsible for not only their own learning but of the learning of the group. In this paper we describe our approach to student engagement based on applying a range of collaborative learning techniques within an introductory programming course, addressing specifically the task of collaborative problem solving.
Rights: Copyright © 2009 Remains the property of the author(s).
RMID: 0020096325
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