Work in progress - A statics skills inventory

Scott Danielson, Jennifer Kadlowec, Sudhir Mehta, Christine Masters, Michael Magill, Sally Steadman

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper focuses on assessment of student skills in statics and provides details of development of a statics skills assessment tool. The use of only concept inventories to provide proof of student learning is an incomplete assessment as important engineering knowledge consists of both conceptual knowledge and skill intertwined. A multi-step Delphi process involving a group of engineering educators was used to reach consensus on the important skills of statics. These skills are currently grouped into 10 categories. The Delphi rankings included both the average importance of the skill as judged by the Delphi participants and their judgment of the average proportion of their students whom can perform the skill. Skill-based questions are being developed to probe these areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education, 35th Annual Conference
Subtitle of host publicationPedagogies and Technologies for the Emerging Global Economy, FIE'05
PagesT1A-3-T1A-4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventFrontiers in Education - 35th Annual Conference 2005, FIE' 05 - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2005Oct 22 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2005
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

OtherFrontiers in Education - 35th Annual Conference 2005, FIE' 05
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis, IN
Period10/19/0510/22/05

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Delphi process
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Skills
  • Statics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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