Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Educational Research and Methods
In this work-in-progress paper, we report preliminary results from a study of student outcomes in a course called “Engineering the Mind.” We offered the course in Fall 2017 at large, public research university in the Midwest. We used design-based research and the Transtheoretical Model of Health Behavior Change to develop and assess the course. We collected quantitative, pre-post survey data on students’ mindsets, goal orientations, and self-regulation. Furthermore, we collected students’ course assignments as qualitative data to understand what helped them change their learning dispositions and behaviors. We found that the median mindset score increased from pre-survey to post-survey. Qualitative results were omitted for space reasons. If this course is effective, it can adopted by other institutions to help students succeed.
Choi, D. S., & Loui, M. C. (2018, June), WIP: Teaching Engineering Students How the Brain Works to Encourage Positive Learning Dispositions and Behaviors Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--31254
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