Helping your students learn 'engineering-ese': Using the results of conceptual change research to inform your instruction

Ruth Streveler, Shane Brown, Geoffrey L. Herman, Holly Matusovich, Devlin Montfort

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Abstract

The purpose of this proposed mini-workshop is to connect our research in conceptual change [Collaborative research: Getting Engineers to Talk Across Disciplines, EEC 1129447] to instructional practice. Our research suggests that one potential indicator of students' conceptual understanding across several engineering disciplines is their use (or misuse) of language. During this mini-workshop participants will be able to read excerpts from interviews we conducted, discuss how to draw inferences about student learning from these interviews, and then brainstorm how they can be more explicit about the use of language in their classrooms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationLaunching a New Vision in Engineering Education, FIE 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479984534
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2015
Event2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2015 - El Paso, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2015Oct 24 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2015
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2015
CountryUnited States
CityEl Paso
Period10/21/1510/24/15

Keywords

  • conceptual change
  • misconceptions
  • research-to-practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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