How to Improve Learning in Biomedical Engineering Students from an Integrated and Formative Evaluation

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Abstract

Traditional evaluations of knowledge in engineering education usually focus on the assessments gathered by the teacher from different sources such as exams, essays and laboratory reports. However, this is a single actor’s point of view of a learning process: the teacher. The self-evaluation and feedback provided by classmates may also represent an important and useful contribution in at student’s learning process. This paper presents an integrated evaluation strategy that includes four equally important components: teacher evaluation, self-evaluation, peer evaluation and group work evaluation. A pilot study was carried out with 20 students taken the Biophysics 1 course offered by the Universidad del Rosario’s biomedical engineering program. Results reveal different performances within the groups, allowing the detection of cases where students showed difficulties. Furthermore, it demonstrates the importance of self-criticism and how to positively influence the learning process of others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication8th Latin American Conference on Biomedical Engineering and 42nd National Conference on Biomedical Engineering - Proceedings of CLAIB-CNIB 2019
EditorsCésar A. González Díaz, Christian Chapa González, Eric Laciar Leber, Hugo A. Vélez, Norma P. Puente, Dora-Luz Flores, Adriano O. Andrade, Héctor A. Galván, Fabiola Martínez, Renato García, Citlalli J. Trujillo, Aldo R. Mejía
PublisherSpringer
Pages1472-1477
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030306472
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event8th Latin American Conference on Biomedical Engineering and the 42nd National Conference on Biomedical Engineering, CLAIB-CNIB 2019 - Cancún, Mexico
Duration: Oct 2 2019Oct 5 2019

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume75
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277

Conference

Conference8th Latin American Conference on Biomedical Engineering and the 42nd National Conference on Biomedical Engineering, CLAIB-CNIB 2019
CountryMexico
CityCancún
Period10/2/1910/5/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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