June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
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Investigation of the Benefits of Using a Case Study Method to TeachMechanical Engineering Fundamentals Courses to Deaf and Hard of HearingStudentsThe case study method of teaching is used routinely in college business programs and medicalresidency programs but is not widely used in teaching engineering courses. Some examples existin the literature that show that it engages hearing students’ interest and helps them betterappreciate the importance of understanding fundamental principles, that otherwise may besomewhat dry and uninteresting. The authors have not found any articles in the literature wherethe method has been used successfully to stimulate deaf and hard of hearing engineeringstudents. The hypothesis of this project is that the case study method will also engage the interestof deaf and hard of hearing students as well as hearing students, improve their performance inthese courses, and ultimately improve their retention.
Walter, W. W., & Schrlau, M. G., & Iglesias, P., & Leipold, K. N., & Nichols, T. A. (2013, June), Investigation of the Benefits of Using a Case Study Method to Teach Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals Courses to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19846
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