Engineering student's conceptions of model uses in design

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    Abstract

    The engineering curriculum is steeped with instances of modelling use, especially in design applications. The implicit inclusion of modelling in the typical engineering curriculum often results in conceptions of models as being primarily used for visualization and testing, originating from the descriptive nature of everyday use. A broader understanding of how models are used can be achieved when students are given opportunities to learn and experiment with the predictive nature of some modelling applications. A significant shift in conceptions was observed between pre and postsurveys of senior engineering students taught an explicit modelling intervention. Visualization and testing remained prevalent with an additional focus on predictive mathematical models.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationResearch in Engineering Education Symposium 2011, REES 2011
    Pages87-94
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 2011
    Event2011 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2011 - Madrid, Spain
    Duration: Oct 4 2011Oct 7 2011

    Other

    Other2011 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2011
    CountrySpain
    CityMadrid
    Period10/4/1110/7/11

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    Curricula
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    Visualization
    curriculum
    student
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    inclusion
    Mathematical models
    experiment
    Experiments

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
    • Education

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    Carberry, A., & McKenna, A. (2011). Engineering student's conceptions of model uses in design. In Research in Engineering Education Symposium 2011, REES 2011 (pp. 87-94)

    Engineering student's conceptions of model uses in design. / Carberry, Adam; McKenna, Ann.

    Research in Engineering Education Symposium 2011, REES 2011. 2011. p. 87-94.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Carberry, A & McKenna, A 2011, Engineering student's conceptions of model uses in design. in Research in Engineering Education Symposium 2011, REES 2011. pp. 87-94, 2011 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2011, Madrid, Spain, 10/4/11.
    Carberry A, McKenna A. Engineering student's conceptions of model uses in design. In Research in Engineering Education Symposium 2011, REES 2011. 2011. p. 87-94
    Carberry, Adam ; McKenna, Ann. / Engineering student's conceptions of model uses in design. Research in Engineering Education Symposium 2011, REES 2011. 2011. pp. 87-94
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