New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
NSF Grantees Poster Session
Student engagement is critical to student retention within a program, and to the success of the program overall. Various pedagogical techniques promote student engagement, two specific techniques including problem-based learning (PBL) and vertical integration. PBL methods propose real world critical thinking problems to students, which exposes students to more realistic concepts. Vertical integration connects two groups at different educational levels to encourage both knowledge and retention between the two. This paper describes a vertically integrated problem-based learning (PBL) framework that has been developed and implemented at Arizona State University between a lower-division construction management course, Construction Materials, Methods and Equipment (CON252) and an upper-division civil engineering course, Urban Infrastructure Anatomy and Sustainable Development (CEE 486/598). We present results from the first three years of this program, highlighting the changes in approach and evaluation of the vertically-integrated PBL framework. This poster summarizes the progress and accomplishments during years one through three of this research project. We review the development of course project assignments, course lectures, and evaluation instruments that promote and facilitate vertical integration and experiential learning.
Elzomor, M., & Parrish, K., & Mann, C. (2016, June), Positioning Students to Understand Urban Sustainability Strategies through Vertical Integration: Years 1 through 3 Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25915
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