June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
The ASCE Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge Task Committee (CEBOKTC) recently completed the third edition of the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge (CEBOK3). This edition the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge describes 21 outcomes and levels of achievement that are required for entry into the professional practice of civil engineering. These outcomes are grouped in four categories; Foundational, Engineering Fundamentals, Technical, and Professional. Levels of achievement in the cognitive domain are defined for all 21 outcomes, while achievement in the affective domain is defined for only seven of the 21 outcomes. This paper summarizes the committee’s rationale for explicitly addressing achievement in the affective domain in the CEBOK3 and for addressing only seven of the 21 outcomes in the affective domain. It provides insight into how the levels of achievement were defined and discusses how comments received during the final public comment period were addressed in the final version of the CEBOK3. Unlike the cognitive domain where objective measures can be developed to determine a level of achievement for an outcome, the affective domain deals with individual values and attitudes, concepts that are difficult to measure objectively. As a result, the bulk of the paper is devoted to describing potential mechanisms by which one could demonstrate achievement at various levels in the affective domain for both academic and work settings. A section of the paper is also devoted to describing how achievement in the affective domain could be expanded to other outcomes currently defined in the CEBOK3.
COORDINATING NOTE: This abstract is submitted at the specific invitation and request of Tom Lenox, the coordinator of the ASCE Liaison Committee’s session(s) for the Civil Engineering Division of ASEE in 2019. It should be considered for inclusion in the sessions on “Educational & Professional Issues of Strategic Importance to the Civil Engineering Profession – and ASCE.” that the ASCE Liaison Committee is organizing.
Dennis, N. D., & Hains, D. B. (2019, June), Achieving the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge in the Affective Domain Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/32027
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