June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Design in Engineering Education
A concept inventory is being developed for functional reasoning in engineering design. A Delphi process used a panel of experts to identify and prioritize candidate concepts for inclusion in the concept inventory over several rounds of feedback. Concepts were selected on the basis of their relative difficulty for learners to understand and their perceived importance by the panel. For the top concepts, multiple choice questions are under development with distractor answers that pointed to expected misunderstandings. These questions are to be tested with groups of students from an introductory design course that covers functional reasoning, and the concept inventory will be created from the validated questions.
The development process diverged from a model process used previously to develop a concept inventory for thermodynamics. The peculiarities of this concept inventory development process and possible lessons for such development in general will be discussed.
Scott, M. J. (2019, June), Board 36: A Concept Inventory for Functional Reasoning in Engineering Design Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/32331
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