ERIC Number: ED441667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Freshman Integrated Curriculum at Texas A&M University.
Malave, Cesar O.; Watson, Karan L.
This paper presents implementation details related to the freshman integrated curriculum at Texas A&M University. Specifically, the need for strong integration between physics, calculus, engineering problem solving, engineering design graphics, and English is emphasized. The paper presents a brief summary of the design and pilot implementation phases done under the Foundation Coalition Program. The paper also provides a description of the institutionalization and scale-up phases, which lead to the current freshman integrated curriculum at the College of Engineering. The need for active learning, teaming, and technology-enabled education as part of an integrated curriculum is also emphasized. These three pedagogical models improved the effectiveness of the integrated curriculum at the College of Engineering by providing environments conducive to integration. Assessment and evaluation results collected during the pilot phases under the Foundation Coalition are presented. (Author/CCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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