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Work in Progress: A Taxonomy for Faculty Scaffolding of Project-based Learning

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

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June 15, 2019

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June 19, 2019

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Faculty Development Lightning Talks

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Faculty Development Constituent Committee

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Diversity

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8

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10.18260/1-2--33586

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John McNeill Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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John McNeill received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 1983, M.S. from the University of Rochester in 1991, and Ph.D. from Boston University in 1994. From 1983 to 1990 he worked in industry in the design of high speed, high resolution analog-to-digital converters and low noise interface electronics used in wide dynamic range imaging systems. In 1994, he joined Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Worcester,
Massachusetts, where he now is Professor and Dean of Engineering. In 1999 he received WPI's Award for Outstanding Teaching, and in 2007 was one of the inaugural winners of WPI's Exemplary Faculty Award.

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Richard F. Vaz Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Rick Vaz is Inaugural Director of WPI’s Center for Project-Based Learning, which helps colleges and universities advance student project work across the curriculum. From 2006 to 2016 Rick served as WPI’s Dean of Interdisciplinary and Global Studies, overseeing a campus wide interdisciplinary research requirement and a worldwide network of 46 centers where more than 900 students and faculty per year address problems for local agencies and organizations. He has been a Senior Science Fellow with AAC&U and in 2016 received the National Academy of Engineering’s Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education.

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Vinayak Ashok Prabhu Nanyang Polytechnic

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Dr Prabhu is the Assistant Director of Digital Engineering at the School of Engineering, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore. At the School of Engineering, Dr Prabhu spearheads digitalisation of engineering education, is the chair of the Integrated Multidisciplinary Project Programme, a project based learning programme and leads inter-disciplinary innovation centres in advanced manufacturing and digital engineering to support the digital transformation journey of Singapore’s engineering industry.

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Rajani Shankar

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Cherine Meng Fong Tan Nanyang Polytechnic

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Researcher and educator in the fields of Molecular Biotechnology, Clinical medicines and Project based learning.

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Larry Keng tee Seow

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Larry Seow researches, lectures and initiates methods of design and thinking for encouraging critical creative process to drive future readiness, forming new innovative mind-set for individuals and groups from different disciplines, to maximize their resourcefulness with clarity in having solutions, to seize opportunities and keep complex problems away in the ever changing volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment.

Larry is one of four master trainers at the pre-planning meeting for the 2nd design thinking for Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore; and co-lead the creative thinking led workshop in Public Sector Innovation for Productivity Programme in the Civil Service with the Ministry of Manpower Indonesia, with focus on Human Resource (Progressive HR) and Technical Education.

He has participated in workshops with the Architecture Department of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music, Japan; and urban renewal workshop with The Crisis Design Network in Beppu, Japan. He served as senior facilitator for two national conversation initiative; Aspire 2014 (Applied Study in Polytechnics and ITE Review) and OSC 2012 (Our Singapore Conversation). His commercial design works are commissioned for show houses in Singapore and Jakarta; it includes the Lady Hill, Parc Emily, Springside, The Loft, The Edge, The Colonnade, City Harvest Church, PSA Building, Pakuwan Berlain Residence, PT Wiranusa Grahatama and Nusa Dua, the Westin Resort in Bali.

The research interests were exhibited in the medium of photography, drawings and installations. Selected group show titled Singapore, at the Delft Centre, the Netherlands and Design Nation, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Australian High Commission, Design Life Bali, RMIT University, GAYA Art Space, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, Alphabet Soup in Alliance Francaise, SG Private Banking. Photography exhibition, MICA Building. INDEX.s 2000, Sculpture Square. Singapore Slice, Earl Lu Gallery and Reconstruction of a City, at the St James Power Station.

Notable awards by his students were the Silver Lion Prize at the prestigious Cannes Lions
competition, and the Yellow Pencil at the distinguished D&AD awards.

Awards and recognition received by Larry includes the Singapore Ministry of Education – Tertiary Education Research Fund; Gold Award for short film at the Crowbar Awards; Outstanding Photograph award at the Young Photographers Network; 1st Leadership Development Course endorsed by the Permanent Secretary (Education Policy) of the Ministry of Education Singapore; and is the winning team member for the Best Idea Award at the Design Olympiad, conducted by the Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre with Seoul Design Foundation.

Larry Seow received a Bachelor of Interior Design with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia) and a Master of Design (Integrated Design) from the University of New South Wales (Australia).

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Lee Raphael Nanyang Polytecnic

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Raphael Lee is with the Quality and Planning Office where he is responsible for coordinating the Corporate Planning function, driving Sustainability and Digitalisation journey in the polytechnic. He was a manager with the School of Business Management prior to joining the Quality and Planning Office. In the school, he spearheaded the Teaching Enterprise Project - a platform where students learn through authentic client-based projects.

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Abstract

This Work In Progress paper describes a taxonomy of roles for faculty in project-based learning experiences. By considering dimensions of instructor involvement (passive to active) and learning goals (process to product), we classify approaches to interaction that are appropriate to different levels of student preparedness and the purpose of the project experience in the curriculum. We advocate a “best practice” that consists of instructor awareness of a broad range of student backgrounds and capabilities, and tailoring interaction to student needs. Case studies are presented applying the taxonomy to project-based learning as implemented in engineering curricula at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Nanyang Polytechnic Institute Preferred presentation method: Lightning talk

McNeill, J., & Vaz, R. F., & Prabhu, V. A., & Shankar, R., & Tan, C. M. F., & Seow, L. K. T., & Raphael, L. (2019, June), Work in Progress: A Taxonomy for Faculty Scaffolding of Project-based Learning Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33586

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