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Assessment of Discovery Approach

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



Conference Session

Pedagogical Advancements in Engineering Management

Tagged Divisions

Engineering Management, Systems Engineering, Engineering Economy, and Industrial Engineering

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Page Numbers

25.225.1 - 25.225.27



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Mysore Narayanan Miami University

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Mysore Narayanan obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool, England in the area of electrical and electronic engineering. He joined Miami University in 1980 and teaches a wide variety of electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering courses. He has been invited to contribute articles to several encyclopedias and has published and presented dozens of papers at local, regional, national, and international conferences. He has also designed, developed, organized, and chaired several conferences for Miami University and conference sessions for a variety of organizations. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and is a member of ASME, SIAM, ASEE, and AGU. He is actively involved in CELT activities and regularly participates and presents at the Lilly Conference. He has been the recipient of several Faculty Learning Community awards. He is also very active in assessment activities and has presented more than thirty five papers at various assessment institutes. His posters in the areas of assessment, Bloom’s Taxonomy, and Socratic Inquisition have received widespread acclaim from several scholars in the area of cognitive science and educational methodologies. He has received the Assessment of Critical Thinking Award twice and is currently working towards incorporating writing assignments that enhance students’ critical thinking capabilities.

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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.

Narayanan, M. (2012, June), Assessment of Discovery Approach Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--20985

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