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Some Key Elements To A Successful Design Based Course

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Conference

2007 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication Date

June 24, 2007

Start Date

June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Effective Learning Innovations in Civil Engineering Courses

Tagged Division

Civil Engineering

Page Count

9

Page Numbers

12.1289.1 - 12.1289.9

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https://peer.asee.org/2715

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74

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Blake Tullis Utah State University

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Steven Barfuss Utah Stat University

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Some Key Elements to a Successful Design-Based Course

Abstract

Design-based courses often afford instructors more latitude in teaching styles and curriculum (inductive teaching/learning), relative to the more traditional courses (deductive teaching/learning). With some effort and planning, design-based classes can be developed into a successful alternative learning environment. Three key principles, which have been found to enhance learning, are discussed. These principles include integrating lab and lecture topics, promoting student enthusiasm, and providing exposure to real-world engineering. The suggestions and techniques presented in this paper come from the authors’ experiences associated with developing and teaching a design-based hydraulic structures course over the last six years at Utah State University.

Tullis, B., & Barfuss, S. (2007, June), Some Key Elements To A Successful Design Based Course Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. https://peer.asee.org/2715

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