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Working experience, learning overview factors and performance of engineering and computing majors: a study in continuing education

Abu Hassan, Norihan (2006) Working experience, learning overview factors and performance of engineering and computing majors: a study in continuing education. In: Proceedings of The International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education 2006. The Higher Education Academy Subject Centres for Materials and Engineering, Liverpool, United Kingdom, pp. 219-225. ISBN 1-905788-11-8

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Continuing education is set up the university to meet the needs of the workforce and lifelong learning pursuits of an individual. The programs and courses offered facilitate the aspirations of part-time distance students who are working towards a degree for the purpose of personal and professional growth. The purpose is to study the views of own learning on the performance among part-time adult learners who are pursuing on-campus undergraduate engineering and computer courses. The performance is based on the Cumulative Point Average (CPA) obtained at the end of the semester. Their own learning overview concerns their attitude on motivation, understanding, soft skills, application, responsibility, thinking and experience in general. Questionnaires are distributed to the part time students, of these the results of one hundred seventy nine (179) respondents are analysed for answering research questions: a) what is the profile of the respondents base on age, marital status, the time they decide to pursue continuing education, the distance and transport for pursuing on-campus education and personal responsibilities b) what is the relationship between profile, performance and their own learning overview. The research findings conclude there is a significance difference between performance and factors of their own learning overview.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Engineering Education Conference 2006 ; The University of Liverpool, 24-26 July 2006
Uncontrolled Keywords:Continuing education, adult learner
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
ID Code:9261
Deposited By: Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:01 Sep 2009 08:34
Last Modified:15 Aug 2017 08:36

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