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Learning theories and assessment methodologies – an engineering educational perspective

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Abstract:

This paper attempts to critically review theories of learning from the perspective of engineering education in order to align relevant assessment methods with each respective learning theory, considering theoretical aspects and practical observations and reflections. The role of formative assessment, taxonomies, peer learning and educational policy as regards promoting the learning of engineering is discussed. It is suggested that an integrated learning method in which cognitive levels, social factors and teamwork and behaviouristic elements are integrated will optimise the learning process on an engineering course. Moreover, assessment of learning should not be isolated from views of teaching and the learning methods employed by the university teacher.

Keywords: assessment; behaviourism; cognitivism; cultural-historical; educational policy; expected learning outcomes; formative assessment; learning model; socio-cultural; taxonomy

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2011.591486

Affiliations: Department of Applied Physics and Electronics,Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Publication date: August 1, 2011

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