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Evaluating Learning of Process Safety among Engineering Students

Nina Fatma Ali, Juliana Kaya Prpic, David Shallcross

Beyond Regulatory Compliance Making Safety Second Nature In Association with IChemE | Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center | Published : 2018


The understanding of process safety and its principles is crucial to any chemical engineering program. Students need to understand why process safety is critical and how it is applied in industry. The aims of this study are to identify whether the use of concept maps is a suitable method of evaluating cohort learning on process safety and then to explore the student learning and understanding of process safety. An analysis of 103 students’ concept maps by three independent reviewers was undertaken. It was completed by classifying every concept contained in the student-generated maps into one of ten proposed concept categories. The analysis has sharpened the definition of each category and ..

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