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Use of Fink's Taxonomy in Establishing Course Objectives for a Re-designed Materials Engineering Course

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Conference

2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Innovations in Materials Education

Tagged Division

Materials

Page Count

20

Page Numbers

22.1591.1 - 22.1591.20

DOI

10.18260/1-2--18836

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https://peer.asee.org/18836

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348

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Patrick Ferro Gonzaga University

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Pat Ferro is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Gonzaga University. Pat's background includes five years of teaching Materials Engineering and more than ten years of experience as a Process Engineer in manufacturing.

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Abstract

Use of Fink’s Taxonomy in Establishing Course Objectives for a Re-designed Materials Engineering CourseAbstractThe course objectives for a Materials Engineering course were established using principles ofcourse design from Fink [1]. In Fink’s taxonomy, six different types of course objectives arepossible. The different types include that of Foundational Knowledge, Application, Integration,Human Dimensions, Caring and Learning How to Learn. According to Fink’s model for coursedesign, a course should also include a Rich Learning Experience [1], or project, which addressesmore than one course objective. The paper will discuss the changes that were made to the courseand the approach to course re-design to allow for new course objectives. Assessment data forseveral of the objectives from two sections of the course will be presented. The course includesan audio podcast project, and data from the student evaluations of podcasts on materials topicswill be presented.References[1] L. Dee Fink, Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach toDesigning College Courses, Jossey-Bass Imprint, John Wiley and Sons (2003)

Ferro, P. (2011, June), Use of Fink's Taxonomy in Establishing Course Objectives for a Re-designed Materials Engineering Course Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18836

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