A concept inventory for heat transfer

Anthony M Jacobi, Jay Martin, John Mitchell, Ty Newell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Students enter courses in engineering with intuitions about physical phenomena. Through coursework they build on their intuition to develop a set of beliefs about the subject. Often, their understanding of basic concepts is incomplete and their explanations are not "correct." Concept Inventories are assessment tools designed to determine the degree to which students understand the concepts of a subject and to identify the bases for misunderstandings. A cooperative effort between faculty at the Universities of Wisconsin and Illinois has been undertaken to develop a concept inventory for heat transfer. The process initiated with student identification of the conceptual problems rather than with faculty perceptions of student misunderstandings. Students then explored areas of conceptual difficulty and phrased questions that would test understanding of the concepts. Students working together with faculty developed a concept inventory for heat transfer. The presentation will report on the experience with using student groups and the resulting concept inventory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd Annual Frontiers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering as a Human Endeavor: Partnering Community, Academia, Government, and Industry, FIE 2003 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
PagesT3D12-T3D16
ISBN (Electronic)0780379616
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, FIE 2003 - Westminster, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2003Nov 8 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, FIE 2003
CountryUnited States
CityWestminster
Period11/5/0311/8/03

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Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Concept inventories
  • Heat transfer

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  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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Jacobi, A. M., Martin, J., Mitchell, J., & Newell, T. (2003). A concept inventory for heat transfer. In 33rd Annual Frontiers in Education: Engineering as a Human Endeavor: Partnering Community, Academia, Government, and Industry, FIE 2003 - Conference Proceedings (pp. T3D12-T3D16). [1263338] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 1). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2003.1263338

A concept inventory for heat transfer. / Jacobi, Anthony M; Martin, Jay; Mitchell, John; Newell, Ty.

33rd Annual Frontiers in Education: Engineering as a Human Endeavor: Partnering Community, Academia, Government, and Industry, FIE 2003 - Conference Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2003. p. T3D12-T3D16 1263338 (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jacobi, AM, Martin, J, Mitchell, J & Newell, T 2003, A concept inventory for heat transfer. in 33rd Annual Frontiers in Education: Engineering as a Human Endeavor: Partnering Community, Academia, Government, and Industry, FIE 2003 - Conference Proceedings., 1263338, Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE, vol. 1, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. T3D12-T3D16, 33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, FIE 2003, Westminster, United States, 11/5/03. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2003.1263338
Jacobi AM, Martin J, Mitchell J, Newell T. A concept inventory for heat transfer. In 33rd Annual Frontiers in Education: Engineering as a Human Endeavor: Partnering Community, Academia, Government, and Industry, FIE 2003 - Conference Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2003. p. T3D12-T3D16. 1263338. (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2003.1263338
Jacobi, Anthony M ; Martin, Jay ; Mitchell, John ; Newell, Ty. / A concept inventory for heat transfer. 33rd Annual Frontiers in Education: Engineering as a Human Endeavor: Partnering Community, Academia, Government, and Industry, FIE 2003 - Conference Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2003. pp. T3D12-T3D16 (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE).
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