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Improving students' critical thinking and communication skills

Garcia-Souto, MDP; Gibson, A; Hughes, G; Cottenden, A; Yerworth, RJ; (2017) Improving students' critical thinking and communication skills. In: (Proceedings) Proceedings of the 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017 - Education Excellence for Sustainability. (pp. pp. 448-455). Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto Green open access

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Abstract

University engineering faculties, professional engineering institutions and industry increasingly recognize that higher education should support students to develop key professional skills such as critical thinking and communication skills. This paper examines three activities aimed at teaching these skills, i.e. practical open-ended group activities; discussion with experts or as experts; and peer assessment. These methods were assessed in terms of student and staff opinions, but also practicality. Our research indicates that it is beneficial to integrate and balance these three types of activities within engineering degrees as they complement each other. Our findings and conclusions can be applicable to any engineering degree, whether the aim is to incorporate the teaching of these skills in a small activity within a module or a full programme of studies.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Improving students' critical thinking and communication skills
Event: Proceedings of the 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017 - Education Excellence for Sustainability
ISBN-13: 9789899887572
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.isep.ipp.pt/Page/ViewPage/sefi
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10049955
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