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Enhancing learning of mathematics in marine engineering across diverse students: Impact of real-time formative feedback

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Edathil, S and Ranmuthugala, D and Bowles, M and Brooks, B, Enhancing learning of mathematics in marine engineering across diverse students: Impact of real-time formative feedback, US-China Education Review, 4, (4) pp. 252-260. ISSN 2161-623X (2014) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

This paper proposes that learning of theoretical engineering units with mathematical content can be enhanced through providing real-time formative feedback. A self-directed learning approach is proposed through provision of real-time feedback used within formative assessments. This is supplemented by integrating theoretical units with operational units having practical applications. Performance levels of all the students who utilised the real-time feedback in formative assessments improved. Dynamic feedback in formative assessments improved student learning as it encouraged self-directed studies and enhanced motivation for learning among the majority of the students. The students agreed that integrating theoretical units with operational units enhanced their learning and enabled them to see the relevance to their work roles. Properly designed tools, integrating theoretical and practicalcontents, and providing adequate and appropriate dynamic feedback will motivate self-directed learning.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mathematics, marine engineering, formative assessment, real-time feedback
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Author:Edathil, S (Mr Sudhakaran Achazhiyath Edathil)
Author:Ranmuthugala, D (Professor Dev Ranmuthugala)
Author:Bowles, M (Dr Marcus Bowles)
Author:Brooks, B (Associate Professor Benjamin Brooks)
ID Code:91154
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Seafaring
Deposited On:2014-05-09
Last Modified:2017-11-19
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