Tools for assessing conceptual understanding in the engineering sciences

D. L. Evans, Clark Midkiff, Ron Miller, Jim Morgan, Stephen Krause, Jay Martin, Branislav M. Notaros, David Rancour, Kathleen Wage

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Abstract

One of the hindrances to reform in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is the absence of good assessment instruments that can measure the value added to student learning by new ways of teaching important material. The well-known Force Concept Inventory (FCI) assessment instrument is a good model of an instrument that can be used to check on student's understanding of basic concepts in a discipline. This panel will discuss work in progress by the panel members and their co-developers to construct FCI-like Concept Inventories in each of the disciplines of thermodynamics, systems and signals, strength of materials, electromagnetics, circuits, materials, fluid mechanics, and transport processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
Volume2
StatePublished - 2002
Event23nd Annual Frontiers in Education; Leading a Revolution in Engineering and Computer Science Education - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2002Nov 9 2002

Other

Other23nd Annual Frontiers in Education; Leading a Revolution in Engineering and Computer Science Education
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period11/6/0211/9/02

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Concepts
  • Continuous improvement
  • Engineering sciences
  • Evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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