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Blended Design and Project Based Learning: a future for engineering education
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Tuesday, December 8 • 11:20am - 11:35am
| 4C | Gap Analysis in Concept Understanding

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Teaching involves presenting concepts to students through definitions, illustrations and descriptions. However, it is often the case that there is a difference (gap) between what the student has understood about a concept and what was originally presented by the teacher. Assessment is one way of estimating this concept gap, where a student’s knowledge and skills are evaluated as objectively as possible. Quantifying concept gap continues to remain an important challenge in Engineering education. 
Techniques for assessing concept gaps have not received much attention in the field of education. The only techniques that are often used appear to be assessment based such as examination, laboratory exercises, and oral interactions in which the instructor probes the student with questions the answers to which will provide a quantitative estimate for the gap. Sometimes, the lack of confidence in the student can be viewed as a sign of the presence of a concept gap.
However, considerable attention has been paid to minimize the concept gaps. This includes motivating students, demonstrating practical applications, using game based tools, increasing interactions during lectures, making knowledge of concepts relevant to examinations, etc. 
In this paper, we argue that there is a need for a methodology for estimating concept gap objectively based on a formal model of gap analysis. We propose a methodology using an ontology of concepts from the domain of teaching for estimating the concept gap.


Tuesday December 8, 2015 11:20am - 11:35am
Zeally Room RACV Torquay map C5

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