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ERIC Number: ED553699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 304
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3030-9698-3
Applying the Decoding the Disciplines Process to Teaching Structural Mechanics: An Autoethnographic Case Study
Tingerthal, John Steven
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Northern Arizona University
Using case study methodology and autoethnographic methods, this study examines a process of curricular development known as "Decoding the Disciplines" (Decoding) by documenting the experience of its application in a construction engineering mechanics course. Motivated by the call to integrate what is known about teaching and learning with what is known about engineering, this study provides a detailed example of the "Decoding" process and illuminates its nuances in order to inform engineering educators who may not be familiar with research-based educational methods. The results indicate that the Decoding process is applicable in the field of construction engineering mechanics, and can provide a solid framework for personal reflection and curricular improvement. This study provides some guidance for applying the Decoding process and a motivation for transforming personal educational practice into a scholarship of teaching and learning. For such scholarship to flourish, there is a need to restructure the rewards system in higher education and implement policy change that encourages a culture of excellence in teaching and learning. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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