Motivation in engineering education: a framework supported by evaluation instruments and enhancement resources

Alarcón Cavero, Pedro Pablo and Tovar Caro, Edmundo and López Fernández, Daniel (2015). Motivation in engineering education: a framework supported by evaluation instruments and enhancement resources. In: "IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference : EDUCON 2015", 18-20 de marzo de 2015, Tallinn (Estonia). ISBN 978-1-4799-1908-6. pp. 421-430. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2015.7096006.

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Title: Motivation in engineering education: a framework supported by evaluation instruments and enhancement resources
Author/s:
  • Alarcón Cavero, Pedro Pablo
  • Tovar Caro, Edmundo
  • López Fernández, Daniel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference : EDUCON 2015
Event Dates: 18-20 de marzo de 2015
Event Location: Tallinn (Estonia)
Title of Book: Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) : 18-20 March 2015, Tallinn, Estonia
Date: 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4799-1908-6
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Keywords: Motivation, engineering, teaching, evaluation instruments, learning paths, empirical studies
Faculty: E.T.S.I. de Sistemas Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Sistemas Informáticos
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Motivation is a critical factor in the academic performance, especially in the EHEA context, where the active learning must be promoted. In the case of engineering education, it is particularly necessary to care the student motivation by several reasons. The difficulty of engineering degrees can hinder the motivation of students and it can affect the high levels of absenteeism and dropping out. Thus, it is important to work up frameworks to evaluate and enhance, in addition to technical competences, other competences such as motivation. This paper presents the definition of a motivational framework composed by several instruments, resources, mechanisms and technologies. It allows teachers and academic institutions to evaluate and enhance the motivation of their students. But the most innovative characteristic of the framework lies in the student side; it also allows students to self-evaluate and enhance their motivation by performing questionnaires, recommendations and complementary training activities. In order to validate the proposed solutions, a case study has been successfully performed with 152 students of the Technical University of Madrid. The empirical experience has enabled to confirm the usefulness of the provided framework and to explore motivational aspects related with the engineering education.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Universidad Politécnica de MadridPT12_13-04000UnspecifiedUnspecifiedDevelopment of emotional competences in UPM
Universidad Politécnica de MadridIE1415-61004UnspecifiedUnspecifiedPISSTA
Madrid Regional GovernmenteMadrid S2013/ICE-2715UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 45178
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/45178/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:45178
DOI: 10.1109/EDUCON.2015.7096006
Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7096006/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 20 Jun 2017 18:48
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 18:48
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