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Implementation of State-of-the-Art Learning Tools in the School of Engineering at Nazarbayev University in the Post-Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Atlanta, Georgia

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June 23, 2013

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June 23, 2013

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June 26, 2013

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2153-5965

Conference Session

Grasping the "Concept"

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Chemical Engineering

Page Count

14

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23.700.1 - 23.700.14

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https://peer.asee.org/19714

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Sayara Saliyeva Nazarbayev University

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Dinara McLaughlin

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Moulay Rachid Babaa Nazarbayev University

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Dr. Moulay Rachid Babaa received his M.E. in Chemical Processes in 2001 from Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand France and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2004 From Henri Poincare University, Nancy France. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at Laboratoire des Colloides Verres et Nanomateriaux CNRS in Montpellier , France. He also worked as a senior researcher at the Institut Rayonnement Matière de Saclay at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). Currently, he his an associate professor of Chemical Engineering in the School of Engineering at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan. His interests involve the synthesis, surface modification and assembly of nano-materials (carbon nanotubes, nano-particles, nano-composites) and and the study of their physical properties.

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Hella Tokos Nazarbayev University

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Hella Tokos is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Nazarbayev University.

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Stefaan Jan Rogier Simons University College London

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Professor Simons was the founding dean of the School of Engineering at Nazarbayev University (NU), on secondment from University College London, a strategic partner of NU. He is now the Director of UCL's International Energy Policy Institute at their campus in Adelaide, Australia.

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Sarim Naji Al Zubaidy Nazarbayev University

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Sarim Al-Zubaidy is Vice-Dean (Teaching Learning) at the School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. He has over thirty year experience in both senior academic and administrative positions in a variety of higher education institutions around the world. He has authored over 100 peer reviewed articles and technical papers. His expertise ranges from traditional to newly formed universities to those in transition.

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Joseph A. Menicucci Jr. Nazarbayev University

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Joseph A. Menicucci, Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Nazarbayev University.

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Abstract

Implementation of State-of-the-Art Learning Tools in the School of Engineering at XXX University in the Post-YYYY Republic of XXXX In 2011, the School of Engineering at XXX University accepted its firstcohort of students. The core building-blocks of the School of Engineering at XXXUniversity are: problem-centered learning, the „upside-down‟ curriculum,mathematics in context, design orientation, and combining simulation withlaboratory and workshop practices. These core building-blocks are all connectedthrough the central themes of safety and sustainability, transferable skillsdevelopment, and management and entrepreneurship. The School of Engineering‟steaching program has been developed in partnership with XXX University, one ofthe world‟s best universities. The curriculum was developed after a “needsanalysis” identified the attributes desirable to companies looking for engineers inthe Republic of XXXX. In order to support the core-building blocks of the School of Engineering atXXX University, a number of state-of-the-art learning tools have beenimplemented into the engineering curriculum, including, but not limited to: aVirtual Chemical Vapor Deposition Laboratory (Koretsky et al.), Concept Testsfrom the AIChE Concept Warehouse (Brooks et al., AC 2012-4310), and ElevatorPitches identified in Dahm, et al.‟s Promoting Entrepreneurship in a SophomoreIntroductory Design Course (Dahm et al.). This paper will describe the means by which these learning tools wereimplemented into the curriculum at the School of Engineering at XXX Universityand, in an introductory course in engineering thermodynamics, identify the impacton the use of Concept Tests on students‟ perception of learning using a pre- andpost- course self-assessment on learning preferences coupled with student (pre-course) assessment using Felder and Silverman‟s Index of Learning Styles (Felderand Silverman, 1991).

Saliyeva, S., & McLaughlin, D., & Babaa, M. R., & Tokos, H., & Simons, S. J. R., & Al Zubaidy, S. N., & Menicucci, J. A. (2013, June), Implementation of State-of-the-Art Learning Tools in the School of Engineering at Nazarbayev University in the Post-Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19714

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