ERIC Number: EJ935039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
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Creative Learning in a Microdevice Research-Inspired Elective Course for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Minerick, Adrienne R.
Chemical Engineering Education, v44 n3 p189-212 Sum 2010
An implementation and assessment of three creative-learning mechanisms in a research-inspired split undergraduate/graduate course in Analytical Microdevice Technology is described. Microscale research is challenging to incorporate into the classroom due to the phenomena length-scales and the creating learning strategies were used to promote student learning at all levels of Blooms Taxonomy. The course was designed to accomplish this challenge by covering both theoretical and experimental advances during lecture, a Survivor Game modeled after J. Newell's class activity, student-led discussions of technical articles, and a semester-long concept development project. Assessment of student preferences were correlated with their learning styles to determine which creative learning mechanisms were most effective.
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elective Courses, Learning Strategies, Concept Formation, Engineering Education, Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Educational Games, Student Projects, Class Activities, Course Content, Curriculum Implementation, Correlation, Student Attitudes, Creative Activities
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