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Title: Development, Implementation and Assessment of a Progressive Reading Log System PDF
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Creator: Benson, Daniel
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: Students in upper-level Engineering classes such as Fluid Mechanics often find themselves faced with over 60 pages of reading a week in addition to assigned problems and exam preparation. Since the reading of the textbook is often infrequently assessed, this aspect of course learning is often postponed or omitted. In addition, with this amount of reading, many students quickly find themselves so far behind in the reading that they can no longer catch up. A reading log system where content responsibility is progressively shifted from the instructors questions to student identification and reflection has been developed and implemented in junior-level Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics courses to address several of the issues associated with student use of the textbook. The goal of the reading log is to improve student use of resource material and to provide opportunities for students to develop skills in reading scientific material. Reflective questioning, guided identification of key concepts, probing questions and cyclic problems are some of the tools that are used to stimulate student use of the textbook. In addition, the progressive content of the reading logs is designed to transition the student from rote learning to self-reflection and synthesis of understanding. To evaluate the effectiveness of the resource, student surveys and responses to reading log questions have been
used to guide its development.
LC Classification: Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Heat engines -- Theory of heat engines. Thermodynamics
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Study and teaching
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Turbines. Turbomachines (General) -- Theory of turbines. Fluid, aero- and hydrodynamics of turbomachinery
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Mechanical engineering -- Fluids
Mechanical engineering -- Thermodynamics
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: 2011-05-03 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-15 08:39:38 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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