June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
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Methods Implemented by a Non-Traditional Textbook to Enable Student Success in EngineeringMath pedagogy has been discussed and debated in the K-12 environment amidst chatter of theNext Generation Science Standards. Instructors are now caught in an awkward position tointegrate the foreign subject of engineering, the “e” in STEM education, with little to no context.While teachers can enhance their knowledge of new teaching strategies through attendingworkshops and having university students conduct STEM academies at their school, currenttextbooks fail to include authentic engineering examples and thus offer little to no support toteachers. Also, few textbooks offer content that foster mathematical perseverance and literacy.Instead, these texts prefer to stampede on without clarification on algebraic or conceptual stepsthat may be ambiguous to students. With these points in mind, a math textbook which integratesengineering at a practical and understandable level would be imperative to satisfy the newstandards and prepare students to pursue engineering degree programs.In addition, to effectively communicate engineering and mathematics to students, the author ofthe text would be an undergraduate student majoring in Engineering Education, mentored by aprofessor with the terminal degree in the field. The student formed a board of teachers willing toparticipate in the development of this text through a Delphi study and reviewing sample chapters.By following educator input and seeking consultation from the student’s mentor and universitymathematics department, a textbook or supplement founded in Engineering Education pedagogywould be a welcomed boost in the K-12 movement of integrating engineering, targeting studentdifficulties in mathematics, and promoting student success in STEM degree programs.Methods utilized in the development of this textbook will be discussed such as the Delphi study(concept and results), use of language, and pedagogical foundation (teaching philosophy).
Reeping, D., & Reid, K. J. (2014, June), Work in Progress: Methods Implemented by a Non-Traditional Textbook to Enable Student Success in Engineering Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/23324
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