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Motivation in Engineering Education: A framework supported by evaluation instruments and enhancement resources
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Information technology and adata processing
Information
Abstract
Motivation is a critical factor in the academic performance, especially in the EHEA context, where the active learning must be promoted. In the case of engineering education, it is particularly necessary to care the student motivation by several reasons. The difficulty of engineering degrees can hinder the motivation of students and it can affect the high levels of absenteeism and dropping out. Thus, it is important to work up frameworks to evaluate and enhance, in addition to technical competences, other competences such as motivation. This paper presents the definition of a motivational framework composed by several instruments, resources, mechanisms and technologies. It allows teachers and academic institutions to evaluate and enhance the motivation of their students. But the most innovative characteristic of the framework lies in the student side; it also allows students to self-evaluate and enhance their motivation by performing questionnaires, recommendations and complementary training activities. In order to validate the proposed solutions, a case study has been successfully performed with 152 students of the Technical University of Madrid. The empirical experience has enabled to confirm the usefulness of the provided framework and to explore motivational aspects related with the engineering education.
International
Si
Congress
IEEE EDUCON - Global Engineering Education 2015
960
Place
Tallinn (Estonia)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-1-4799-1908-6
10.1109/EDUCON.2015.7096006
Start Date
18/03/2015
End Date
20/03/2015
From page
421
To page
430
Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 2015 IEEE
Participants
  • Autor: Daniel López Fernández (GIETA (UPM)))
  • Autor: Pedro Pablo Alarcon Cavero (UPM)
  • Autor: Edmundo Tovar Caro (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Sistemas Informáticos
  • Departamento: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería de Software
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