Journal of Engineering Education Transformations

Journal of Engineering Education Transformations

Year: 2020, Volume: 33, Issue: Special Issue, Pages: 571-575

Original Article

Developing Analytical and Observational Approach in Undergraduate Learners


A learning mechanism was proposed to monitor student�s on-going solitary as well as social learning strategies. In addition, the student�s conceptual learning problems and learning styles were also considered for providing this effective learning activity. The authors experimented with internal assessment component of the undergraduate engineering curriculum for such learners by giving them various technical topics and asking for presentation in the form of a poster. The novelty with this technique is the entire process of learner�s submission of the poster (group activity), viva based on the topics of individual assessment, feedback of the peers, and reviews from the teachers. The idea behind this activity was to go beyond the classroom teaching, develop the understanding of the applicability of the topic and self-learning. The facilitator has complete flexibility in configuration of the entire process of this internal assessment. The efficacy of this assessment technique using Poster presentation was evaluated using metrics like attractiveness, creativity, understanding the concept and viva based on the topic. The authors also conducted a survey of the learners to understand the effectiveness of this assessment tool implied. On an average, 90% learners from a randomly collected feedback sample set agreed that this is an effective tool to enhance their analytical skills and coordination with their peers.


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