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Session title: Group Design Exercise (Electrical Engineering) – EG-252
Number of students: Approx 60
Date, time and location: Tuesday 14:00 – 17:00, Friday 14:00 – 17:00, B107 – Engineering East – Bay Campus
This isn’t just the opportunity to observe a session in a module (although it is that too) it is a window into a highly practical module, its delivery and its assessment. Timothy is happy for observers to come to any of the sessions (although numbers are obviously limited for each) to see how they are run. It is not always easy to visualise how practical sessions run so this is an excellent chance to see a module that was highlighted by the IET as an example of excellence.
The sessions are, by necessity, quite student driven, although the direction of travel is obviously within the structure of the module. There are several academic members of staff in the room, as well as the – Award Winning – Electrical Engineering lab technicians, all ensuring the students are well supported in their practical work. The students are working in 12 groups of five.
The practical work is designing, building, programming, testing and maybe rebuilding autonomous self-propelled robots.
There is plenty of formative feedback given to the students
As well as observing a supported practical session Timothy will also talk to you about the assessment of the module, which has clear criteria which have been established by working with them for a number of years. There are two actual assessment sessions, one at the end of teaching block 1, which observers are welcome to attend, and the second at the end of teaching block 2, which observers can’t go to as it is held in Gregynog ! Which is a pity as inter-robot combat is part of the assessment …