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Professional Development on Giving Feedback on Design for Engineering Students and Educators

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

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June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016





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NSF Grantees Poster Session I

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Farshid Marbouti Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Farshid Marbouti recently earned his Ph.D. in Engineering Education at Purdue University. His research interest is first-year engineering and specifically how to improve first-year engineering students' success. He completed his M.A. in the Educational Technology and Learning Design at Simon Fraser University in Canada, and his B.S. and M.S. in computer engineering in Iran.

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Heidi A. Diefes-Dux Purdue University, West Lafayette Orcid 16x16

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Heidi A. Diefes-Dux is a Professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Food Science from Cornell University and her Ph.D. in Food Process Engineering from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. She is a member of Purdue’s Teaching Academy. Since 1999, she has been a faculty member within the First-Year Engineering Program, teaching and guiding the design of one of the required first-year engineering courses that engages students in open-ended problem solving and design. Her research focuses on the development, implementation, and assessment of modeling and design activities with authentic engineering contexts. She is currently a member of the educational team for the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN).

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Monica E Cardella Purdue University, West Lafayette Orcid 16x16

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Monica E. Cardella is the Director of the INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering Education and is an Associate Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University.

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The goal of this project is to create professional development materials for students, engineers, and engineering educators on giving feedback on engineering design. To achieve this goal, we first characterized and compared engineering students and educators’ feedback on design and then used these comparisons to create professional development materials. In these professional development materials, we highlighted the differences between students’ (i.e., novices) and engineering educators’ (i.e., experts) feedback and emphasized how novices can provide feedback similar to experts. We implemented multiple professional development workshops using these materials. Since the feedback profiles for novices and experts were different, we encouraged the workshop participants to identify their feedback profile and try to provide feedback similar to experts.

Marbouti, F., & Diefes-Dux, H. A., & Cardella, M. E. (2016, June), Professional Development on Giving Feedback on Design for Engineering Students and Educators Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25965

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