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dc.contributor.authorStewart, Rodneyen_US
dc.contributor.editorZenon J. Pudlowskien_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:24:34Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:24:34Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2009-09-25T04:46:47Z
dc.identifier.issn14462257en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17800
dc.description.abstractContemporary learning environments have fewer structured learning activities and more self directed learning tasks guided through consultation with academics. Such tasks are predominately project/problem based where the student is required to follow a freely guided road map to self discovery whilst simultaneously achieving desired learning outcomes for a particular course. However, many students struggle to adjust to a learning environment where they are being increasingly encouraged to undertake self directed learning (SDL). Thus, this paper proposes to evaluate the SDL readiness of final year engineering students. To achieve this objective, a questionnaire survey of 22 students (37 per cent of final year cohort) completing the civil engineering program at Griffith University was conducted. Moreover, the relationship between a respondent's grade point average (GPA) and their SDL readiness was determined. Through understanding students SDL readiness throughout their engineering programs, academics can better tailor PBL support mechanisms to achieve desired learning outcomes.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherUCIEEen_US
dc.publisher.placeMelbourne, Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.wiete.com.au/journals/WTE&TE/Pages/TOC_V6N1.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom59en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto62en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWorld Transactions on Engineering and Technology Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume6en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode330199en_US
dc.titleEvaluating the self-directed learning readiness of engineering undergraduates: a necessary precursor to project-based learningen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2007 UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education (UICEE). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link to access the journal's webpage.en_AU
gro.date.issued2007
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