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Developing the Innovative Engagement Scale (IES): An Instrument for the Study of Interactive Engagement

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

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June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

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June 29, 2016





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NSF Grantees Poster Session II

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Jonathan C. Hilpert Georgia Southern University

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Jonathan C. Hilpert is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Georgia Southern University. His research is focused on the specification of domain general learning models to science learning contexts in ways that integrate motivation, cognition, and engagement from a systems perspective.

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Jenefer Husman Arizona State University

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Jenefer Husman received a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, in 1998. She served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama from 1998 to 2002, when she moved to Arizona State University. In 2008 she was promoted by ASU to Associate Professor. Dr. Husman serves as the Director of Education for the Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technology Center - an NSF-funded Engineering Research Center. Dr. Husman is an assistant editor of the Journal of Engineering Education, has been a guest editor of Educational Psychology Review, served on editorial board for top educational research journals, and currently sits on the editorial board of Learning and Instruction. In 2006 she was awarded the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER grant award and received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the President of the United States. She has conducted and advised on educational research projects and grants in both the public and private sectors, and served as an external reviewer for doctoral dissertations outside the U.S. She publishes regularly in peer-reviewed journals and books. Dr. Husman was a founding member and first President of the Southwest Consortium for Innovative Psychology in Education and has held both elected and appointed offices in the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Motivation Special Interest Group of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction.

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Glenda Simonton Stump Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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This paper summarizes the development of the Innovative Engagement Scale (IES; TUES Type 1 DUE 1245018). The IES is an assessment instrument designed for researchers to gather evidence for how innovative instructional strategies impact student interactive engagement and classroom innovation. The instrument contains open ended and Likert scale items organized into five subsections that can be used to gather evidence for three constructs: a) innovative instructional strategies, b) interactive engagement, and c) student innovation. The items are designed to be administered online. The instrument was developed and tested over the course of three data collections (N = 1365) in post-secondary energy science engineering courses. Reliability and validity evidence as well key findings from analysis of student responses to the instrument are summarized.

Hilpert, J. C., & Husman, J., & Stump, G. S. (2016, June), Developing the Innovative Engagement Scale (IES): An Instrument for the Study of Interactive Engagement Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26778

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