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Pages: 450-454
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-617-8491-2
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.0243

Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain

SELF-EFFICACY AND EXPECTANCY OF ENGINEERING STUDENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A CASE STUDY OF THE PERCEPTIONS AND BELIEFS OF LECTURERS

K. Brown1, V. Lally2

1Letterkenny Institute of Technology (IRELAND)
2University of Glasgow (UNITED KINGDOM)
Online assessment is intended to enhance the learning experiences of students and improve the manner in which feedback is delivered. This paper reports on an international project, undertaken in three countries, to examine the beliefs held by engineering mathematics lecturers about the self-efficacy, and constructs of expectancy of their students. The research provides a comparison with beliefs on these topics held by students in the first year of undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering programmes. The interviews were semi-structured to stimulate conversations around a set of pre-determined themes. The thematic inputs to the lecturer interviews resulted from interpretative phenomenological analysis of the beliefs, experiences and perceptions of 127 students, gained from a series of questionnaires, and interviews. The aims of the engineering mathematics lecturer interviews were to examine current practices in terms of assessment of mathematics, and the provision of feedback, in both online and face-to-face formats. A particular focus was to determine if the self-efficacy of students is considered within the process. The research highlights differences in understanding of the assessment process held by lecturers, and students, particularly in the early stages of the first semester. There is also evidence that students’ meta-cognitive functions evolve over the first year of study, and that this may reduce the differences identified between students’ and lecturers’ perceptions. The implications of these findings are discussed.
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title = {SELF-EFFICACY AND EXPECTANCY OF ENGINEERING STUDENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A CASE STUDY OF THE PERCEPTIONS AND BELIEFS OF LECTURERS},
series = {11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
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K. Brown, V. Lally (2017) SELF-EFFICACY AND EXPECTANCY OF ENGINEERING STUDENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A CASE STUDY OF THE PERCEPTIONS AND BELIEFS OF LECTURERS, INTED2017 Proceedings, pp. 450-454.
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