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Title: Assessing Cognitive Reasoning and Learning PDF
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Creator: Papadopoulos, Chris
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: Mechanics is the discipline that anchors the engineers scientific reasoning. While mechanics is properly concerned with practical treatment of the behavior of structures and mechanisms what to think, it is equally concerned with the methodology of problem formulation and solution how to think. Not coincidentally, all accredited engineering programs require mechanics courses at entry to major. Because mechanics is so centrally situated in the engineers intellectual training, it lends itself to the study of engineers thinking, learning, and metacognition. Perhaps because of these characteristics, a great deal of research has been conducted to assess student learning in mechanics and methods of teaching mechanics. Educators in physics and engineering have developed a clear understanding of misconceptions that conflict with student learning, and the concept inventory has emerged as a powerful tool to identify these misconceptions. I review several results of the literature on misconceptions and use of concept inventories. In the course of this review, I raise the issue of whether concept understanding is sufficient for problem-solving, and I suggest that procedural knowledge must also be emphasized in mechanics instruction.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Higher education -- Curriculum
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Mechanics applied to machinery. Dynamics
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Mechanical engineering -- Dynamics and vibrations
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: 2009-09-08 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-12 15:20:49 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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