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The potential of Supplemental Instruction in engineering education: creating additional peer-guided learning opportunities in difficult courses for first year students

Malm, Joakim LU ; Bryngfors, Leif LU and Mörner, Lise-Lotte LU (2015) In European Journal of Engineering Education
Abstract
Supplemental Instruction (SI) can be an efficient way of improving student

success in difficult courses. Here, a study is made on SI attached to difficult

first-year engineering courses. The results show that both the percentage

of students passing a difficult first-year engineering course, and scores on

the course exams are considerably higher for students attending SI,

compared to students not attending. The study also shows that a higher

percentage of female students attend SI, compared to male students.

However, both genders seem to benefit to the same degree as a result

of attending SI meetings. Also all students, independent of prior

academic ability, benefit... (More)
Supplemental Instruction (SI) can be an efficient way of improving student

success in difficult courses. Here, a study is made on SI attached to difficult

first-year engineering courses. The results show that both the percentage

of students passing a difficult first-year engineering course, and scores on

the course exams are considerably higher for students attending SI,

compared to students not attending. The study also shows that a higher

percentage of female students attend SI, compared to male students.

However, both genders seem to benefit to the same degree as a result

of attending SI meetings. Also all students, independent of prior

academic ability, benefit from attending SI. A qualitative study suggests

that SI meetings provide elements important for understanding course

material, which are missing from other scheduled learning opportunities

in the courses. (Less)
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engineering education, peer learning, supplemental instruction
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European Journal of Engineering Education
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0304-3797
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10.1080/03043797.2015.1107872
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first-year engineering courses. The results show that both the percentage<br/><br>
of students passing a difficult first-year engineering course, and scores on<br/><br>
the course exams are considerably higher for students attending SI,<br/><br>
compared to students not attending. The study also shows that a higher<br/><br>
percentage of female students attend SI, compared to male students.<br/><br>
However, both genders seem to benefit to the same degree as a result<br/><br>
of attending SI meetings. Also all students, independent of prior<br/><br>
academic ability, benefit from attending SI. A qualitative study suggests<br/><br>
that SI meetings provide elements important for understanding course<br/><br>
material, which are missing from other scheduled learning opportunities<br/><br>
in the courses.},
  author       = {Malm, Joakim and Bryngfors, Leif and Mörner, Lise-Lotte},
  issn         = {0304-3797},
  keyword      = {engineering education,peer learning,supplemental instruction},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {European Journal of Engineering Education},
  title        = {The potential of Supplemental Instruction in engineering education: creating additional peer-guided learning opportunities in difficult courses for first year students},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2015.1107872},
  year         = {2015},
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