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Board 247: Designing Learning Environments for Knowledge, Skills, and Mindset Development

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2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Baltimore , Maryland

Publication Date

June 25, 2023

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June 25, 2023

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June 28, 2023

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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7

DOI

10.18260/1-2--42690

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https://peer.asee.org/42690

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Ellen Zerbe Georgia Institute of Technology

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Adjo A Amekudzi-Kennedy Georgia Institute of Technology

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Professor Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy's research, teaching and professional activities focus on civil infrastructure decision making to promote sustainable development. She studies complex real-world systems and develops infrastructure decision support system

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Kevin Haas Georgia Institute of Technology

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Associate Chair of Undergraduate Programs, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Donald R. Webster Georgia Institute of Technology

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Donald Webster, Ph.D., P.E. is the Karen & John Huff School Chair and Professor in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Webster earned a B.S. from the University of California, Davis (1989), and M.S. (1991) and Ph.D. (1994) degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the Georgia Tech faculty in September 1997 after completing a postdoctoral research appointment at Stanford University and holding a non-tenure-track faculty position at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Webster’s research expertise lies in environmental fluid mechanics focused on the influence of fluid motion and turbulence on biological systems. His contributions have been in three arenas: 1) illuminating the fluid mechanics processes related to sensory biology and biomechanics; 2) developing advanced experimental techniques and facilities; and 3) translating research results into bio-inspired design. In recognition of these contributions, Dr. Webster is a Sustaining Fellow of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and has won numerous awards including the Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award, Class of 1934 Outstanding Innovative Use of Education Technology Award, the Eichholz Faculty Teaching Award, and the British Petroleum Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

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Abstract

In our efforts to develop more holistic engineers with entrepreneurial mindset, faculty in the [blind for review] have been exploring what it takes to create and refine effective learning environments for knowledge, skills and mindset development. This paper discusses promising approaches being implemented to support such development and identifies emerging effective practices, challenges and future work. In particular, the paper focuses on addressing the following questions: (1) How can we develop effective learning environments for knowledge, skills, and mindset development to enhance engineering and broader learning outcomes? (2) What pedagogies appear to be more effective in advancing multiple learning objectives simultaneously? And (3) What are effective strategies for engaging the broader community in a changing culture that incorporates mindset development alongside knowledge and skills development? Supported by an NSF RED grant, this work presents intermediate results in an ongoing effort to increase student engagement and retention at each stage of the degree.

Zerbe, E., & Amekudzi-Kennedy, A. A., & Haas, K., & Webster, D. R. (2023, June), Board 247: Designing Learning Environments for Knowledge, Skills, and Mindset Development Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. 10.18260/1-2--42690

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