Do different learning contexts, processes and environment affect perceptions, dispositions and approaches to learning ?
As student perceptions and approaches to learning are fundamental to both outcome and experience it is important to understand how they are influenced by learning context. This research has begun to develop an understanding of these aspects of two mechanical engineering programmes through the use of a questionnaire at levels 4 and 5. Although there was much agreement between the cohorts, some significant differences were identified which could be considered by programme teams during the design of teaching innovations.
Keywords: student perceptions, learning contexts, approaches to learning, mechanical engineering