Influence of engineering instructors' teaching and learning beliefs on pedagogies in engineering science courses

Maura Borrego, Jeffrey E. Froyd, Charles Henderson, Stephanie Cutler, Michael Prince

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Abstract

This study explored how academics' beliefs about teaching and learning influenced their teaching in engineering science courses typically taught in the second or third year of 4-year engineering undergraduate degrees. Data were collected via a national survey of 166 U.S. statics instructors and interviews at two different institutions with 17 instructors of engineering science courses such as thermodynamics, circuits and statics. The study identified a number of common beliefs about how to best support student learning of these topics; each is discussed in relation to the literature about student development and learning. Specific recommendations are given for educational developers to encourage use of research-based instructional strategies in these courses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1456-1471
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Education
Volume29
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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