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Comparing Misconceptions in Fluid Mechanics Using Interview Analysis Pre- and Post-Hands-on Learning Module Treatment

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Improving Laboratory Education in Chemical Engineering

Tagged Division

Chemical Engineering

Page Count

11

Page Numbers

24.296.1 - 24.296.11

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https://peer.asee.org/20187

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80

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Jacqueline Burgher Gartner Washington State University

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Jacqueline K. Burgher completed her undergraduate studies at Anderson University in Chemistry and Mathematics-Economics. She then worked in water treatment for the city of Indianapolis, Indiana and earned an MBA from Anderson University. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Chemical Engineering at Washington State University and working under Bernie Van Wie on a hands-on learning tool to communicate the nitrogen cycle to undergraduate students.

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David Finkel

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Bernard J. Van Wie Washington State University

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Prof. Bernard J. Van Wie did his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D., and postdoctoral work at the University of Oklahoma where he also taught as a visiting lecturer. He has been on the Washington State University faculty for 31 years and for the past 17 years has focused on innovative pedagogy research and technical research in biotechnology. His 2007-2008 Fulbright exchange to Nigeria set the stage for him to receive the Marian Smith Award given annually to the most innovative teacher at Washington State University.

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Olusola Adesope Washington State University-Pullman

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Olusola O. Adesope is an assistant professor of educational psychology in the College of Education at Washington State University-Pullman. His research is positioned at the intersection of educational psychology, learning sciences, and instructional design and technology. Olusola’s current research focuses on the use of systematic reviews and meta-analyses for evidence-based practice, cognitive and pedagogical underpinnings of learning with computer-based multimedia resources including animated concept maps and diagrams; and investigation of instructional principles and assessments in STEM education.

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Comparing Misconceptions in Fluid Mechanics Using Interview Analysis Pre and Post Hands-on Learning Module TreatmentImplementation of hands-on pedagogies in the sciences and engineering is usually assessedduring and immediately after implementation while studies investigating the effect of treatmentson long-term retention of concepts are scarce. This work aims to discover the long-term retentionof fluid mechanics concepts using a treatment that employs desktop learning modules (DLMs)with cartridges for a venturi meter and for energy losses in a straight pipe and 180⁰ bend.Interviews several months after students took the fluid mechanics course offer insight intometacognitive processes and conceptual retention from the course. Questions in the interviewsare those developed as part of a previous study investigating persistence of conceptualdifficulties for students who have already had a fluid mechanics course. When we compare thetwo sets of interviews we anticipate results will show greater metacognitive skills and retentionin understanding of fluid mechanics concepts for students that had the DLM treatment.  Jacqueline K. Burgher completed her undergraduate studies at Anderson University in Chemistryand Mathematics-Economics. She then worked in water treatment for the city of Indianapolis,Indiana and earned an MBA from Anderson University. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD inChemical Engineering at Washington State University and working under Bernie Van Wie on ahands-on learning tool to communicate the nitrogen cycle to undergraduate students.    

Gartner, J. B., & Finkel, D., & Van Wie, B. J., & Adesope, O. (2014, June), Comparing Misconceptions in Fluid Mechanics Using Interview Analysis Pre- and Post-Hands-on Learning Module Treatment Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/20187

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