Inclusion of research labs in Engineering as learning playgrounds

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dc.contributor.author Garcia Gunning, Fatima C.
dc.contributor.editor Supple, Briony en
dc.contributor.editor Delahunty, Tom en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-05T09:47:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-05T09:47:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Garcia Gunning, F. C. (2019) 'Inclusion of research labs in Engineering as learning playgrounds', Learning Connections 2019: Spaces, People, Practice, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 5-6 December, pp. 162-164. doi: 10.33178/LC.2019.32 en
dc.identifier.startpage 162
dc.identifier.endpage 164
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10703
dc.identifier.doi 10.33178/LC.2019.32
dc.description.abstract Traditional teaching practices in Ireland for “hard”-science subjects, such as Physics or Engineering, are still prevalently based on whiteboard content delivery, PowerPoint-based methods, and sometimes, within under-funded purposed-built teaching labs, leaving very little manoeuvre or willingness to incorporate student interaction, in addition to a strong focus on end of semester exam based assessment of learning. Very often any deviation from traditional methods of teaching and assessment are perceived as “dumbing down” the course. The proposal of this Lightning Talk is to show how enabling flexibility in the teaching environment, by incorporating either topical research discussions or bringing a high-tech research lab to a teaching module, can stimulate student engagement, curiosity, discovery and learning. Moreover, the talk will also contain a discussion on using different assessment techniques, such as consultation surveys and reports, where a richer picture of true understanding can be drafted, and compare outcomes between report-based and exam-based types of assessment, showing no signs of “dumbing down”. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.publisher National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education en
dc.rights © 2019, the Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Student engagement en
dc.subject Curiosity en
dc.subject Discovery en
dc.subject Learning en
dc.subject Assessment en
dc.subject Report-based assessment en
dc.subject Exam-based assessment en
dc.subject Topical research discussion en
dc.subject High-tech research lab en
dc.title Inclusion of research labs in Engineering as learning playgrounds en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Fatima C. Garcia Gunning, University College Cork en
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dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.conferencelocation University College Cork, Cork, Ireland en


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