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Título: Assessing Reading Abilities of Mechanical Engineering College Students: A Prospecting Study*
Autor: Sucena, Ana
Falcão Carneiro, J.
Gomes de Almeida, F.
Palavras-chave: engineering education
reading abilities
non-technical skills
Data: 2014
Editora: TEMPUS Publications
Relatório da Série N.º: 2;
Resumo: Reading is a basic competence that students have to master to be successful. Despite this fact, recent studies show that there may be a significant decline in the reading abilities of college students, one of the most educated segments of any population. This work is a prospecting study regarding the assessment of reading abilities of college students, namely in the context of Engineering education. Based on an existing screening test for assessing reading difficulties of children and teenagers, this work presents the results obtained by administrating that test to students at a top engineering institution in Portugal. An outcome of this study is the determination of a time range suitable for a massive, time limited, use of the previously mentioned test to assess college students, thus enabling a basic tool that will permit, in future works, to screen reading abilities in wider college populations. This work also shows evidence that ca. 20% of college students present a poor reading performance, revealing a strong need for monitoring college students’ reading abilities along different generations.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/5416
ISSN: 0949-149X
Versão do Editor: http://www.ijee.ie/contents/c300214.html
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