Assessing the ability of students to self-evaluate their level of comprehension in a 1st year chemical engineering course
Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA)
Self-regulated learners have the ability to accurately assess their own level of learning, and to adjust their learning methods in order to master their learning. These types of learners generally show a strongpersistence, and are most likely to succeed in in theiracademic career.To help determine whether students already possessthe skill to identify their academic capabilities, a selfassessment and reflection method was employed after every lecture in a first year chemical engineering
... ngineering course.The students were also tested at the beginning of the next lecture to determine the accuracy of their self-assessment. To have an academic goal, students were asked at the beginning of the course to estimate their desired lowest mark.On average, students overestimated their ability 47%of the time, and student did not show an improvement on their level comprehension over the course of the semester.Also only 22% of the students obtained a mark that wasequal to or greater than their desired lowest mark.