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Title: Addressing Contemporary Issues, Lifelong Learning, and the Impact of Engineering on Global and Societal Issues in the Classroom PDF
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Creator: Van Treuren, Kenneth
Publisher: Baylor University
Description: Whenever there is a discussion of outcomes a-k for ABET EC 2000, the outcomes least understood are those involving knowledge of contemporary issues, lifelong learning, and the impact of engineering on global and societal issues. Most faculty believe they understand the intent of these topics, but to identify where these criteria are supported in a curriculum is often difficult. A separate course or seminar is not necessarily the answer as most programs cannot afford the addition of more classroom hours. A simple method of addressing these issues used by the author for the past three years is to have students accomplish short presentations on topics of their choice related to the course. In the last year, explicitly adding a requirement to present on a topic related to contemporary issues and/or the impact of engineering on global and societal issues yielded more focused presentations. Having the students pick their own topics allowed them to pursue something that they find personally interesting and wished to present to the class. For the first two years, additional credit was given to students who have a range of reference materials, especially materials found in the library. This developed research skills beyond that of the worldwide web. Topics were very different and students were not allowed to give a presentation on a topic that had already been given. Many of the presentations naturally addressed topics dealing with contemporary, global or societal issues and this gave the opportunity for further discussion. For the heat transfer class in which this was implemented, topics have included energy production, biomedical applications, safety issues, and the impact of heat transfer on day-to-day living. Students clearly enjoyed the presentations and everyone, including the author, was exposed to topics that might not normally be included in the classroom.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Teaching (Principles and practice) -- Instructional systems -- Other kinds of instruction, A-Z -- Global method
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Study and teaching
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Mechanical engineering
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-09-09 03:00:04 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-15 17:13:22 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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