San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
Engineering Management, Systems Engineering, Engineering Economy, and Industrial Engineering
25.225.1 - 25.225.27
Assessment of the Discovery Approach An instructor’s responsibility is to promote and create an active learning environment inwhich the learners themselves participate and take the center stage with the process of discovery.Obviously this reduces students’ dependence on the professor. Furthermore one must encouragethe establishment of creative ways that require a deeper level of processing. Almost allinstructors ask the students to take “ownership of learning.” However, it is important that the lstudents, in general do recognize the need for ‘staying on track’ with the lesson plan andscheduled assignments. Everyone appreciates the value of being really prepared for a lectureclass, a laboratory session or a clinical experience. In this presentation, the author presents some ideas to promote a creative and activelearning environment in the classroom. He also discusses some data that he has collected overthe years and provides an analysis of the data presented.
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