The effectiveness of a systems engineering course in developing systems thinking

Show simple item record Camelia, Fanny Ferris, Timothy L. J. Behrend, Monica B. 2019-07-17T11:20:24Z 2019-07-17T11:20:24Z 2019-07-12
dc.identifier.citation Camelia F, Ferris TLJ, Behrend MB., (2019) The effectiveness of a systems engineering course in developing systems thinking. IEEE Transactions on Education, Volume 63, Issue 1, 2019, pp. 10-16 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 0018-9359
dc.description.abstract performance and affective engagement with ST assessment is proposed as an approach to assess students' ST in both domains. The results can support course change decisions and guide learning experience development. Background: SE education aims to produce graduates with strong knowledge and skills in SE and a strong appreciation of the practical value of ST, which addresses the cognitive and affective domains in education. Consequently, it is important to evaluate the effectiveness of SE courses in developing students' ST in these domains, an area that studies do not consider. Intended Outcomes: An understanding of the ST ability of undergraduate students in an SE course in a domain specific engineering program in both the cognitive and affective domains. Application Design: A study evaluated the effectiveness of two SE classes in developing students' ST capacity using a combined cognitive and affective assessment tool developed and validated in previous studies. ST assessment is determined by combining ST performance and affective engagement. To observe the transformation of students' ST capacity, a longitudinal design collected data at two times in each of two offerings of an SE course offered by the same university in two locations--Australia and Singapore. Findings: The course developed students in most dimensions of cognitive ST, but did not appear to improve students' affective engagement with ST. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher IEEE en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International *
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dc.subject Affective domain en_UK
dc.subject assessment tools en_UK
dc.subject cognitive domain en_UK
dc.subject student assessment en_UK
dc.subject systems engineering education en_UK
dc.subject systems thinking en_UK
dc.subject undergraduate en_UK
dc.title The effectiveness of a systems engineering course in developing systems thinking en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK

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