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The Praxis Of International Management Through Project Cycle

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2002 Annual Conference


Montreal, Canada

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June 16, 2002

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June 16, 2002

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June 19, 2002



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Engrng Edu;An International Perspective

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7.1172.1 - 7.1172.19

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Hamid Khan

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Session 2760

The Praxis of International Management Through Project Cycle

Hamid Khan

Master of Technology Program Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY 41099

ABET Criterion I.C.2.b: “Technical Design Courses ---- These are courses in practice- oriented standard design applied to work in the field, such as construction, in which students acquire experience in carrying out established design procedures in their own areas of specialization. The key to this type of technical design lies in the fact that the courses would follow established design concepts developed by engineering and that there would be prime emphasis on standard design procedures and practices. Many of these design methods have already been included in handbooks or standard computer methods for various branches of engineering. These courses would require an understanding of the application of mathematics and science, for example, to such activities as air conditioning systems design, duct design, piping design, amplifier design, computer component and circuit design, plant layout, materials handling operations, and/or civil engineering technology applications such as road design.”

Program evaluation in Engineering Technology has just ceased to be input driven. It is outcomes driven now through the ABET program evaluation criteria. Most program evaluations, however, are done with hazy and broad “outcomes statements” as “ after completing this class I have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge of appropriate methods, procedures, and techniques.” This paper will address the “broad outcomes level statements” like above, to crisp learning outcomes at the activity level. These activity level outcomes can be measured. The changed behavior of the student, due to educational intervention and experience at the activity level will affect the behavior in cognitive, affective and psychomotor domain. Senior level research-project planning and control activities will bring about this change. These changes will be reported in perceived quality criteria that will be extracted into the design of questionnaire for the purpose of gathering such evidence.

Praxis1: Genuine practicality that was identified by the Greeks (guided by an image of the wise man aiming to act appropriately, truly and justly in a social-political- [educational] situation.). International Management: The concept of Praxis discussed here, by which teaching and learning could be effectively internalized and internationalized using projects in the internet, without compromising the face to face learning outcomes.

Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition Copyright © 2002. American Society for Engineering Education

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Khan, H. (2002, June), The Praxis Of International Management Through Project Cycle Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.

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