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Title : Analysis of student motivation and predisposition to use CES EduPack software for teaching materials science
Key words : materials science, educational software, questionnaire
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The aim of the study was to examine the motivation and predispositions of students of the Faculty of Production Engineering at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin to attend laboratory classes in Materials Science supported with a computer program Cambridge Engineering Selector – CES EduPack in English. Determinants of the desirability of its use for first-year students were: the level of computer skills, interests of students in the issues of materials selection and knowledge of the English language, which supports the program. The survey consisted of 17 questions. The questionnaire was filled in by 81 students. The results confirmed the positive opinion of the respondents about the advisability of using a computer program for education purposes. Moreover,half of the respondents believe that during laboratory classes various forms of knowledge transfer should be combined. Students in a large majority show interest in the choice of materials for the products of everyday use. In contrast, they are afraid of or do not have an opinion on using software in English.

Please use the following format to cite the selected article : Grudziński, J., Krzywicka, M. (2014). Analysis of student motivation and predisposition to use CES EduPack software for teaching materials science. Inzynieria Rolnicza, 3(151), 41-48.
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