June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Design in Engineering Education
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Integrating Engineering Design Professional Skills Assessment and LearningEngineering degree programs are challenged to develop students’ capabilities that add value totheir employers and to society at large. Among these highly desired capabilities are professionalskills and abilities needed to innovate in a team project context. This paper describes how a set ofinstructional materials and the associated assessments are implemented in a multidisciplinarycapstone design course to develop three types of professional skills: teamwork, professionaldevelopment, and professional responsibility. The resulting set of modules is implemented as anonline Integrated Design Engineering Assessment and Learning System (IDEALS).The IDEALS system was developed with National Science Foundation funding through a multi-institution research consortium. The module development process documented by Beyerlein etal. (2011) produced three general modules for design courses and online system orientation, fourteamwork modules, three professional development modules, and two professional responsibilitymodules as listed below. Each module in the three skill areas begins with pre-class and/or in-class activities and terminates with an assessment that aligns student performances with five-point descriptive rubrics and provides them personalized feedback on their performances. AREA MODULE NAME ASSESSMENT Design Context General IDEALS Introduction Transferring Knowledge Teamwork Planning Team Contract Team Member Citizenship Team Member Citizenship Teamwork Teamwork In-Progress Teamwork In-Progress Teamwork Achieved Teamwork Achieved Professional Development Planning Professional Development Plan Professional Professional Development In-Progress Professional Development In-Progress Development Professional Development Achieved Professional Development Achieved Professional Professional Responsibility Formation Professional Responsibility Formation Responsibility Professional Responsibility Achieved Professional Responsibility AchievedThe paper describes the content of each module and offers examples of different strategies forfacilitating the modules and associated assessments. Samples of student work are shown, alongwith assessment feedback. Additional information is given on student and instructor assessmentsof individual modules and assessments.
Davis, D. C., & Trevisan, M. S., & Davis, H. P., & Beyerlein, S. W., & Howe, S., & Thompson, P. L., & McCormack, J., & Brackin, P., & Khan, J. (2011, June), IDEALS: A Model for Integrating Engineering Design Professional Skills Assessment and Learning Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18072
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