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ERIC Number: ED541395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Storytelling in Engineering Education. Research Brief
Adams, Robin; Allendoerfer, Cheryl; Smith, Tori Rhoulac; Socha, David; Williams, Dawn; Yasuhara, Ken
Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (NJ1)
The Institute for Scholarship on Engineering Education (ISEE) team of the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education, designed and implemented a 120 minute interactive session called "Communities In Practice--What Are We Learning?" for the 2006 Frontiers in Education Conference in Indianapolis. Six story posters were provided by 8 Scholars of the 2004 Institute. Poster content focused on sharing insider knowledge regarding passions and goals, processes such as getting started, and what they learned about research. The session was formally evaluated by the Educational and Research Methods (ERM) division. This involved a written evaluation form that included closed and open ended questions regarding how audience participants experienced the session. Although more than 50 people participated in the session, only 39 evaluations were completed. The session was highly rated, which substantiated some of the authors' observations. The group debriefs illustrate that one of the session outcomes was collective knowledge around engineering education research and specific research endeavors. Most participants commented on the highly interactive nature of the session--such as "truly interactive, great discussion at my table about an issue I am really passionate about" and "active and interactive." Participants also described how the activities promoted opportunities for learning.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of Washington, Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE)