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Recently, there has been a rise in the integration of curriculum from different disciplines in Higher Education (HE) in response to the multidisciplinary nature of the skillset required by modern job market. In cases where the curriculum is delivered to students from the same discipline, it is intuitive for students to easily identify with its relevance. However, the aforementioned will not be as obvious in situations where a curriculum is taken by multidisciplinary groups of students. Consequently, there is a risk of student disengagement. This chapter evaluates how to enhance student engagement in modules thought to multidisciplinary groups in HE. The chapter presents an action research which uses mixed methods of qualitative and quantitative research to improve student engagement in a real-world module taken by Computing, Electrical & Electronics Eng., and Mechatronics Eng. students at University of Northampton. By using a problem-based learning strategy as an intervention, student engagement has been significantly improved with evidences in grade distribution and satisfaction.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on Enhancing Innovation in Higher Education Institutions|
|Editors||Verica Babić, Zlatko Nedelko|
|ISBN (Print)||9781799827092, 9781799827085, 1799827089|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2020|
- Computing Education
- Student Engagement
- Problem-Based Learning
- Learning in Groups
- Multidisciplinary Groups
- Engineering Education
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Michael Opoku Agyeman (Speaker)20 Nov 2019
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