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Over the last ten years, the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE) has increasingly emphasized the importance of multidisciplinary teamwork abilities. Despite heavy investment to improve mechanical engineering education in Japan, the effectiveness of the education has not been sufficiently discussed. Traditionally, students are assessed on their in-depth understanding of specialized knowledge. With the surge of project-based learning, evaluation is largely focused on students’ final product or research results. We take a different stance and join the emerging call to foster engineering students’ abilities of knowledge acquisition, communication, teamwork, and creativity. To evaluate these abilities, we have combined cultural perspectives with a student-centered approach to inquire what constitutes engineering and its practice in Japan. We discuss the challenges and propose qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate student learning in Japanese engineering design education.
Misaki, D., & Ge, X., & Odaka, T. (2020, June), Toward Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Japan: Developing Team-based Learning Experience and Its Assessment Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--33959
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