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Adaptations of Concept Mapping for Technological Literacy Courses

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


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Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

Technological Literacy

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Technological and Engineering Literacy/Philosophy of Engineering

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22.138.1 - 22.138.19

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John Krupczak Hope College

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Professor of Engineering, Hope College, Holland, MI 49423

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Lauren Aprill

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Mani Mina Iowa State University

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Concept mapping results and technological literacyIn this paper we review our efforts for creating a technological literacy class on “How things work?” fornon-technical students. The class is based on synergetic utilization of best practices in multipleinstitutions. The goal of the classes is to improve technological literacy and provide better definition ofwhat are the expectations for such classes. In this paper we will introduce the project and the class andwill provide our objective, class implementation, lessons learned, and assessment results in particularwe would introduce some of the results based on Concept mapping in different institutions

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