Challenge Episodes and Coping Strategies in Undergraduate Engineering Research
Paper in proceeding, 2021

Higher education institutions are increasingly placing importance on engaging undergraduate students in genuine research, known as undergraduate research experiences (UREs). While the professional and personal benefits that result from UREs have been theorized and researched, the potential challenges students experience when engaging in genuine research remain relatively underexplored. Drawing on a sociocultural understanding of learning, this paper details challenge episodes and coping strategies that engineering students at master level reported while carrying out a research project in biomedical engineering. Data consisted of reflective writing collected at the beginning, middle, and end of the research project.

coping strategies

URE

undergraduate research

challenges

Author

Michael O Connell

Chalmers, Communication and Learning in Science, Engineering Education Research - EER (Chalmers)

Tom Adawi

Chalmers, Communication and Learning in Science, Engineering Education Research - EER (Chalmers)

Hana Dobsicek Trefna

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Electromagnetics

Anna Ström

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Anna Ström Group

Christian Stöhr

Chalmers, Communication and Learning in Science, Engineering Education Research - EER (Chalmers)

SEFI 49th Annual Conference: Blended Learning in Engineering Education: challenging, enlightening – and lasting?

1071-1079
978-2-87352-023-6 (ISBN)

SEFI 49th Annual Conference
Berlin, Germany,

Subject Categories

Didactics

Learning

Pedagogy

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

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12/17/2021