Statics concept questions for enhancing learning

Scott Danielson, Sudhir Mehta

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Abstract

Students in science, math, or engineering classes often focus on plugging numbers into equations rather than understanding basic concepts. The book Peer Instruction by Eric Mazur (1997) helps physics teachers move students from juggling equations to actually thinking and learning the concepts of physics by use of concept questions. However, Mazur's methodology has not seen widespread use in teaching statics. This paper reports the initial development of concept questions to support active learning methods in statics classes. The development of statics' concept questions at different levels of Bloom's taxonomy, their use in statics classes at two different institutions, and initial results are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Pages5269-5275
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event2000 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education Beyond the Millenium - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2000Jun 21 2000

Other

Other2000 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education Beyond the Millenium
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period6/18/006/21/00

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Danielson, S., & Mehta, S. (2000). Statics concept questions for enhancing learning. In ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 5269-5275)