Asee peer logo

Evaluating the Impact of Experiment-Centric Pedagogy on Civil Engineering Undergraduates’ Motivation

Download Paper |

Conference

2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Baltimore , Maryland

Publication Date

June 25, 2023

Start Date

June 25, 2023

End Date

June 28, 2023

Conference Session

Committee on Effective Teaching Presents: Evaluation, Assessment, & Performance

Tagged Division

Civil Engineering Division (CIVIL)

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

19

DOI

10.18260/1-2--43440

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/43440

Download Count

139

Request a correction

Paper Authors

biography

Pelumi Olaitan Abiodun Morgan State University

visit author page

Pelumi Abiodun is a current doctoral student and research assistant at the Department of Civil Engineering, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. Pelumi got his BSc and MSc degree in Physics from Obafemi Awolowo University, where he also served as a research assistant at the Environmental Pollution Research unit, in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. As part of his contribution to science and engineering, Pelumi has taught as a teaching assistant both at Morgan State University and Obafemi Awolowo University. With a passion to communicate research findings gleaned from experts in the field as he advances his career, Olaitan has attended several in-person and virtual conferences and workshops, and at some of them, made presentations on findings on air pollution, wastewater reuse, heavy metal contamination, and use of experiment-centric pedagogy in STEM fields.

visit author page

biography

Oludare Adegbola Owolabi, P.E. Morgan State University

visit author page

Adebayo Olude is a doctoral student and research assistant at Morgan State University's Department of Civil Engineering in Baltimore, Maryland. Adebayo formerly worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at Eastern Mediterranean University in North Cyprus, where he earned his master's degree in civil engineering. He also worked as a project Analyst with AgileP3 after graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) in civil engineering from Covenant University, Nigeria. Adebayo has taught courses in Transportation and Chemistry at Morgan State University as part of his commitment to the STEM profession. He has attended conferences across the Transportation engineering field.

visit author page

biography

Steve Efe Morgan State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-9194-1580

visit author page

Dr. Steve Efe is an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Director of the Center for Advanced Transportation and Infrastructure Engineering Research. He obtained his Doctor of Engineering in Civil Engineering with a major in Structural Engineering and min

visit author page

biography

Mehdi Shokouhian Morgan State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-9823-0661

visit author page

Dr. Shokouhian is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Morgan State University. His research focuses on performance-based design of structures made of high performance steel and concrete using theoretical, numerical and experimen

visit author page

author page

Oyinkansola Aladeokin

author page

Adebayo Iyanuoluwa Olude Morgan State University

author page

Neda Bazyar Shourabi Pennsylvania State University, Berks Campus

biography

Sotonye Ikiriko Morgan State University

visit author page

Ms. Sotonye Ikiriko is currently a Doctoral student and Research Associate in the Department of Civil Engineering, Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore Maryland. Prior to joining the department in January of 2019, Ms. Sotonye Ikiriko was a Graduate

visit author page

biography

Krishna Bista Morgan State University

visit author page

Krishna Bista is an Associate Professor at Morgan State University, Maryland (USA).

visit author page

author page

Uttam Gaulee

biography

Md Mahmudur Rahman Morgan State University

visit author page

Dr. Mahmudur Rahman received his PhD in Computer Science in 2008 from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada with an emphasis on Medical informatics and Image Retrieval. Prior to joining as an Assistant Professor at Morgan State University in 2014, Dr. Rahman extensively conducted research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA for almost six years as a Research Scientist. He significantly contributed to research and development of the image processing, classification, and retrieval methods extensively used in the NLM’s Open-i Search Engine for biomedical literature.
Dr. Rahman has good expertise in the fields of Computer Vision, Image Processing, Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, and Data Mining and their application to retrieval of biomedical images from large collections. Since joining Morgan, Dr. Rahman also has been actively involved in basic educational and instructional research by infusing several interactive and active learning techniques in classroom to teach introductory programming courses with a goal to improve the retention rate in the CS department.
Dr. Rahman has published a book, two book chapters and around seventy articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, such as IEEE Transaction on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, etc. and presented his works in numerous conferences and workshops, such as ICPR, CBMS, CLEF, CIVR, HISB, SPIE, BIBE, IEEE FIE, etc. His current research is focusing on Crowdsourcing and Deep learning techniques and their application in medical fields, especially for retrieval and diagnostic purposes.

Pursuing continuous financial support is an integral part of Dr. Rahman’s research agenda
Over the years, Dr. Rahman ¬received (as both PI and Co-PI) several competitive grants for both Imaging Informatics and Applied Machine Learning based research and also Instructional (CS Education) research, such as NSF HBCU-UP and NSF HBCU IUSE grants, and also several internal grants form MSU, such as ASCEND, I-Gap, etc.

visit author page

author page

Hannah Abedoh Morgan State University

biography

Jumoke 'Kemi' Ladeji-Osias Morgan State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-8645-696X

visit author page

Dr. J. 'Kemi Ladeji-Osias is Professor in the School of Engineering at Morgan State University in Baltimore. She is a rotating Program Director in the Division of Engineering Education from 2021 - 2023.

visit author page

Download Paper |

Abstract

Motivation is a strong factor in effective learning, and it has an impact on learning outcomes. Students' motivation can make or break their ability to grasp abstract courses which predominate courses taught in Civil Engineering. Students that are more motivated to study, stick with it longer, and put in more effort to perform better in class, hands-on experiments, and standardised tests. This study is designed to answer the following questions: (i) Is there a significant difference between the motivation of Civil Engineering undergraduates pre and post implementation of experiment-centric pedagogy? (ii) Is there a significant difference between Civil Engineering undergraduates’ motivation pre and post implementation of experiment-centric pedagogy based on gender? and (iii) Is there any significant association between socio-demographic characteristics of Civil Engineering undergraduates and their motivation? Motivation constructs considered in the present study include intrinsic goal orientation, task value, expectancy component, test anxiety, critical thinking, and metacognition. Undergraduates’ responses shall be collected using 7-point Likert-scales, and statistical analyses done using Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS 25.0) at a statistical significance set at 0.05.

Abiodun, P. O., & Owolabi,, O. A., & Efe, S., & Shokouhian, M., & Aladeokin, O., & Olude, A. I., & Bazyar Shourabi, N., & Ikiriko, S., & Bista, K., & Gaulee, U., & Efe, F., & Rahman, M. M., & Abedoh, H., & Ladeji-Osias, J. K. (2023, June), Evaluating the Impact of Experiment-Centric Pedagogy on Civil Engineering Undergraduates’ Motivation Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. 10.18260/1-2--43440

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2023 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015