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Title: An Innovative Two-Tiered Approach to Teaching PDF
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Creator: Manohar, Priya
Publisher: ASEE Manufacturing Division
Description: The challenge to teach an introductory material engineering course to manufacturing engineers is complex due to the subject matter that spawns across disciplines of physics, chemistry, mathematics and manufacturing engineering. As one endeavors to expose the students to the mind-boggling array of conventional and modern materials at atomic levels to bulk structural levels, their intrinsic and extrinsic properties, their eco-economic impact, etc., it becomes a juggling act to give justice to the multidimensional aspects of materials education. In addition, the expectations of the various stakeholders in the teaching learning transaction are different and it is necessary to address their needs. Simultaneously, it is imperative to meet the needs of all stakeholders in the teaching-learning process. A two-tier approach is described in this paper for dealing with these many complexities in an effective manner. The innovative ideas included in this approach adopt a top-down approach to teaching, which includes designing student assessment tasks with a view to align them well with ABET outcomes assessment tasks, and incorporating modern teaching tools such as web-based, multi-media resources, materials databases, model building, conference participation, and hands-on laboratory experiences. Through the implementation of this two-tier approach in the Fall 05 term at Robert Morris University, it was found that the student performance in the course assessment and ABET outcomes assessment improved significantly as compared to the previous year. The new approach also helped identify activities that are working well to enhance student understanding of the subject matter and to identify areas for further improvement.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Engineering -- Special topics, A-Z -- Materials
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Manufacturing engineering. Process engineering
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Mechanical engineering -- Material processing
Mechanical engineering -- Materials
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
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
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-11-14 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-05-31 14:00:56 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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Resource URL Clicks: 9
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