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Title: Appropriate Technology and Technical Service in Developing Countries (ETHOS) Elective Course PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Eger, Carl W.
Pinnell, Margaret Frances, 1964-
Publisher: University of Dayton
Description: EGR 330, Engineering Design and Appropriate Technology, was approved by the University of Dayton (UD) School of Engineering in the fall of 2003 as a one to three semester hour, multidisciplinary engineering elective. This course, for the first time, gave engineering students academic credit for participating in international technical service work through the university's ETHOS (Engineers in Technical Humanitarian Opportunities of Service-learning) program. This course spanned the winter and summer semesters and included language preparation, cultural immersion and appropriate technology readings and a six to sixteen week summer service learning experience doing technical or engineering related work in a developing country. The overall goals of this course were to provide undergraduate engineering students with an opportunity to prepare for, choose and then participate in an international technical service placement to enable them to experience another culture, apply the knowledge gained in other courses to solve unique engineering problems, gain a greater understanding of appropriate technology and contemporary issues related to global development, engineering ethics, program management and written and oral communication, become more proficient at a second language and develop professional competencies (e.g. travel safety, use of public transportation, required international documentation, etc.). This paper will describe the design and facilitation of the EGR 330 course as related to ABET outcomes, curricular objectives and practical considerations. It will also provide assessments of the various course components including classroom instruction, service-learning internship, course resources, immersion experience and course requirements. The opportunities and challenges associated with facilitating this class will also be discussed. Recommendations for improving this course will also be made.
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 -- Elective system
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Teaching (Principles and practice) -- Instructional systems -- Instructional systems design
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Date Issued: 2005
Resource Type: 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: 2009-07-28 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-12 14:03:58 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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