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Engineering education research supervision: communicating expectation using supervisory and student learning styles

Nasir, Suriana and Masek, Alias (2014) Engineering education research supervision: communicating expectation using supervisory and student learning styles. In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.


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Establishing congruence relationship between students and supervisor in research supervision has been highlighted by many authors in the literature, especially in communicating expectation at the beginning of the research. It is particularly in engineering education research, engineering students normally activating multiple dimensions of learning styles and supervisors on the other hand, have their own supervisory styles and expectation. The literature suggests that incongruence between students’ learning and supervisory styles are one of the key factors that slow a student study progress. Therefore, this research attempts to establish congruence student-supervisor relationship using supervisory and student learning style in communicating expectation. This study will employ a three phase mix method approach for data collection. The first phase will be a survey to students and supervisor on expectation of supervision and supervisory style of supervisors, as well as learning style of research students; the second phase will be a comparative analysis of students and supervisor’s expectation mediated by students learning styles and supervisory styles; and the third phase will be the post analysis in establishing congruence relationships framework. The participants will be engineering education research students and supervisors from technical and vocational education faculties in local universities. Data will be analyses using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) and computer aided software. It is expected that the model will help to expedite graduation, increase graduation rates, and improve the quality of research in engineering education

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering; education; research supervision
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1-163 Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 06:36
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2015 06:36
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6487
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