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Shellyanne Wilson , The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago


This study investigates student perception of learning versus student performance in a project management undergraduate course. Student perception of project management learning is examined using a retrospective survey of 147 students from two academic years. The students’ performance is measured by their final grade. Data are analysed using Wilcoxon signed rank and Chi-square tests. The results show students reported increased perceived knowledge of all project management process groups, where the lowest and highest mean increases were Executing and Initiating respectively. The results, however, show there were no significant relationships between students’ perception of learning and student performance. The students’ perception results, however, can inform teaching strategies regarding where emphasis maybe needed in the process groups with the lowest perceived mean scores.

project management; teaching and learning; integrative group projects; student perception of learning


Este estudio investiga la percepción de los estudiantes sobre el aprendizaje versus el desempeño, en un curso de pregrado en gestión de proyectos. La percepción de los estudiantes sobre el aprendizaje de la gestión de proyectos se examina mediante una encuesta retrospectiva de 147 estudiantes de dos años académicos. El rendimiento de los alumnos se mide por su nota final. Los datos se analizan utilizando el rango Wilcoxon y las prueba Chi-cuadrado. Los resultados muestran que los estudiantes informaron un mayor conocimiento percibido de todos los grupos de procesos de gestión de proyectos, donde los aumentos medios más bajos y más altos fueron Ejecución e Iniciación, respectivamente. Los resultados, sin embargo, muestran que no hubo relaciones significativas entre la percepción de los estudiantes sobre el aprendizaje y el desempeño. Los resultados de la percepción de los estudiantes pueden indicar estrategias de enseñanza con respecto dónde puede ser necesario enfatizar en los grupos de procesos con las puntuaciones medias percibidas más bajas.

Palabras clave
gestión de proyectos; enseñando y aprendiendo; proyectos grupales integradores; percepción del estudiante sobre el aprendizaje

15 January 2022

7 March 2022

This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.


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