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Abstract Statics and Dynamics are complex core courses in the engineering program that display challenges facing our students. The diverse population in our classrooms demands a broader spectrum in instructional approaches. This project focuses on creating assorted resources to engage all students regardless of background in different ways of learning to create a solid base understanding of the material and increase success in future courses as well as in the students' future engineering careers. Our approaches include a granular course structure, different instructional technologies, support of learning assistants in classroom, tutoring outside the classroom, and different forms of assessment and accessibility. The author has used mixed qualitative and quantitative approaches to measure the success of the statics and dynamics courses. The data collected includes 1) Students’ exams and final grades for several terms 2) Quantitative and qualitative results of the Student Perception of Teaching Surveys (SPOTS), 3) Midterm Surveys.
Muller-Karger, C. (2022, August), Teaching core engineering courses, Statics and Dynamics, considering different types of learners Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. https://strategy.asee.org/41295
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