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New Engineering Educators
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Instilling the Necessity of Lifelong Learning using Article ReviewsAbstractABET Criterion 3 requires students to demonstrate “a recognition of the need for, and anability to engage in life-long learning.” To successfully obtain this skill by graduation, it isimperative that students be allowed to practice these skills in all classes. This leads to achallenge: how can one effectively integrate and assess student’s lifelong learning skills inall classes in an efficient manner? One mechanism for addressing lifelong learning skills isthe research paper. While the formal research paper provides the students with manyimportant skills, especially for those who intend to go on to graduate school, the verynature of the research paper may diminish its effectiveness at promoting lifelong learningfor the vast majority of students. Following the traditional format for a formal researchpaper also rules out the usage of podcasts and webinars, two evolving formats forinformation exchange.This article presents a mechanism for helping students to learn about the importance of lifelonglearning through the usage of short, non-intrusive “Article Summaries”. Article Summariesallow students, in a non-intrusive fashion, to learn in greater depth about the material which isbeing taught in a course as well as explore the differences in style between various mediaformats. Through student assessment data, article summaries are demonstrated to be a light-weight effective mechanism for increasing student engagement in a course as well as instilling anappreciation of the need to continually learn.
Schilling, W. W. (2013, June), Instilling the Necessity of Lifelong Learning using Article Reviews Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19778
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