Asee peer logo

Utilization of Real-Life Hands-On Pedagogy to Motivate Undergraduate Students in Grasping Transportation Related Concepts

Download Paper |

Conference

2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Baltimore , Maryland

Publication Date

June 25, 2023

Start Date

June 25, 2023

End Date

June 28, 2023

Conference Session

Committee on Effective Teaching Presents: Models, Models, & More Models

Tagged Division

Civil Engineering Division (CIVIL)

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

19

DOI

10.18260/1-2--44591

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/44591

Download Count

147

Request a correction

Paper Authors

author page

Adebayo Iyanuoluwa Olude Morgan State University

biography

Oludare Adegbola Owolabi, P.E. Morgan State University

visit author page

Adebayo Olude is a doctoral student and research assistant at Morgan State University's Department of Civil Engineering in Baltimore, Maryland. Adebayo formerly worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at Eastern Mediterranean University in North Cyprus, where he earned his master's degree in civil engineering. He also worked as a project Analyst with AgileP3 after graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) in civil engineering from Covenant University, Nigeria. Adebayo has taught courses in Transportation and Chemistry at Morgan State University as part of his commitment to the STEM profession. He has attended conferences across the Transportation engineering field.

visit author page

biography

Pelumi Olaitan Abiodun Morgan State University

visit author page

Pelumi Abiodun is a current doctoral student and research assistant at the Department of Civil Engineering, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. Pelumi got his BSc and MSc degree in Physics from Obafemi Awolowo University, where he also served as a research assistant at the Environmental Pollution Research unit, in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. As part of his contribution to science and engineering, Pelumi has taught as a teaching assistant both at Morgan State University and Obafemi Awolowo University. With a passion to communicate research findings gleaned from experts in the field as he advances his career, Olaitan has attended several in-person and virtual conferences and workshops, and at some of them, made presentations on findings on air pollution, wastewater reuse, and heavy metal contamination.

visit author page

author page

Hannah Abedoh Morgan State University

biography

Petronella A James Morgan State University

visit author page

Dr. Petronella James is a faculty member at Morgan State University in both the Electrical Engineering and Transportation departments. Dr. James has experience in accreditation, program assessment and evaluation process and was recently (2016-2019), the accreditation coordinator for the school of Engineering. Her interest in engineering education emphasizes developing new classroom innovations and assessment techniques and supporting student engagement. Her research interests include broadening participation in STEM, equity and diversity, engineering ethics, online engineering pedagogy, program assessment solutions, transportation planning, transportation impact on quality of life issues, and bicycle access. She is a proud Morgan Alum (2011), having earned a Doctorate in Civil Engineering, with a focus on transportation. Dr. Petronella James earned her Doctor of Engineering (Transportation) and Masters of City & Regional Planning. She completed a B.S. Management Studies, at the University of the West Indies (Mona), Jamaica.

visit author page

biography

Celeste Chavis, P.E. Morgan State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-3737-2364

visit author page

Celeste Chavis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Transportation & Urban Infrastructure Studies in the School of Engineering at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Chavis is a registered professional engineer in the State of Mary

visit author page

biography

Eazaz Sadeghvaziri Morgan State University

visit author page

Dr. Eazaz Vaziri is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Urban Mobility & Equity Center and an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Transportation & Urban Infrastructure at Morgan State University. Also, he is an Engineering Postdoctoral Fellow (eFellows) at the American Society for Engineering Education through funding provided by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). He has almost ten years of experience in the Transportation Engineering field and has conducted different research projects. His research interests include connected and autonomous vehicle, micro mobility, equity in transportation, transportation planning, travel pattern analysis, driver behavior analysis, traffic simulation, and traffic safety. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, his Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Transportation Planning), and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering). He serves as a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Workforce Development and Organizational Excellence (AJE15). Also, he serves as a member of the TRB Standing Committee on Rural, Intercity Bus, and Specialized Transportation (AP055). He is a paper reviewer for different TRB committees, and has reviewed, presented, and published numerous research papers. He served the ITE student chapter at Florida International University as Secretary and Membership Chapter for two years. He has been PI/Co-PI for nine research grants funded by state agencies totaling over $1,018,659. He has also worked as a transportation engineer in private companies. Having both academic and industry backgrounds, Dr. Vaziri continues his practical research and works with students and practicing engineers.

visit author page

author page

Di Yang

author page

Neda Bazyar Shourabi Pennsylvania State University, Berks Campus

author page

Mulugeta T. Dugda Morgan State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-6801-3225

biography

Krishna Bista

visit author page

Krishna Bista is an Associate Professor at Morgan State University, Maryland (USA).

visit author page

biography

Jumoke 'Kemi' Ladeji-Osias Morgan State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-8645-696X

visit author page

Dr. J. 'Kemi Ladeji-Osias is Professor in the School of Engineering at Morgan State University in Baltimore. She is a rotating Program Director in the Division of Engineering Education from 2021 - 2023.

visit author page

Download Paper |

Abstract

Real-life hands-on pedagogy that is adequately grounded on workable social learning theory is a precursor in motivating students in grasping transportation related concepts. At a historical black university an evidence-based, experiment-focused real-life hands-on pedagogy was adopted in the transportation discipline from Fall 2020 till date. The paper outlines the development and implementation of the hands-on pedagogy in the transportation systems discipline from Fall 2020 to Fall 2022. The Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) developed by Pintrich, Smith, García, and McKeachie, in 1991 was used to measure key constructs associated with students’ success, such as motivation, epistemic and perceptual curiosity and self-efficacy. Signature assignments were developed to measure student success outcomes resulting from the adoption of the pedagogy. Additionally, student success was also measured by academic performance as well as retention and graduation rates of the students impacted by the pedagogy. Results of the MSLQ administered on over 150 students impacted by the pedagogy reveal a significant increase in the students’ key constructs associated with success. The pedagogy equally reveals a better knowledge gain and classroom engagement than the traditional teaching approach.

Olude, A. I., & Owolabi,, O. A., & Abiodun, P. O., & Abedoh, H., & Efe, F., & James, P. A., & Chavis,, C., & Sadeghvaziri, E., & Yang, D., & Bazyar Shourabi, N., & Dugda, M. T., & Bista, K., & Ladeji-Osias, J. K. (2023, June), Utilization of Real-Life Hands-On Pedagogy to Motivate Undergraduate Students in Grasping Transportation Related Concepts Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. 10.18260/1-2--44591

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2023 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015