Analysis on the Problems in Carrying Out Homework Assignments in a Middle Class Engineering College

중위권 공과대학에서 학생 과제물 수행에 대한 문제점 분석

  • Received : 2009.03.31
  • Accepted : 2009.09.07
  • Published : 2009.09.30

Abstract

This paper is on the analysis of the present situation in carrying out homework assignments of the students in the college of Science and Technology, Hongik University. Our survey confirmed that the purpose of the assignments was not satisfactorily achieved, because only a few students solve the problems by their own efforts and most of the other students just copied their peers' work. The reason for this problem was analysed based on the result of questionnaire for the professors and students. Possible solutions for the problem is proposed, such as providing sufficient number of teaching assistants and changing instruction strategy, reflecting the significance of homework assignments in the learning process. As one of the probable solutions, a team-based assignment is proposed, and expected and observed positive results were discussed.

Keywords

learning process;homework assignment;teaching assistant;team-based learning

References

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국학술진흥재단