Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
This work in progress aims to describe the development of a learning activity that required biomedical engineering graduate students, in the Institute of Biomaterial and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto, to translate the knowledge they plan to gain in their own work to a broader audience. The learning activity was presented as an open-ended design project, where teams worked during a semester to translate a thesis proposal to an outreach activity suitable for an audience of high school students (i.e., grades 11 and 12). The link to an existing outreach program was chosen because it offered an authentic experience that challenged them to decide which audience to target (high school students, teachers, outreach program staff, etc.) and what their needs are. This activity was piloted in the fall of 2017 and qualitative feedback was obtained through surveys and course evaluations. In general, the feedback received was skewed towards comments that indicate this activity in its current form could be improved. These comments revolved around students feeling forced to generate ideas for a specific outreach program they were not interested in. This feedback will be used to improve the individualization of the knowledge translation activity and the plan moving forward is to measure the effectiveness of this activity by tracking how well graduate students apply the skills practiced in class to their own thesis or other activities (e.g., outreach activities) related to their research.
Bouwmeester, J. C. (2018, June), Board 6 : Work in Progress: Knowledge Translation for Biomedical Engineering Graduate Students Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30067
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