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A framework for posing open-ended engineering problems: model-eliciting activities

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5 Author(s)
Diefes-Dux, H.A. ; Dept. of Freshman Eng., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA ; Moore, T. ; Zawojewski, J. ; Imbrie, P.K.
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Integrating more engineering contexts, introducing advanced engineering topics, addressing multiple ABET criteria, and serving under-represented student populations in foundation engineering courses are some of the opportunities realized by the use of a new framework for developing real-world client-driven problems. These problems are called model-eliciting activities (MEAs), and they are based on the models and modeling perspective developed in mathematics education. Through a NSF-HRD gender equity project that has funded the development, use, and study of MEAs in undergraduate engineering courses for increasing women's interest in engineering, we have found that the MEA framework fosters significant change in the way engineering faculty think about their teaching and their students. In this paper, we will present the six principles that guide the development of an MEA, detail our motivation for using the MEA framework to construct open-ended problems, and discuss the opportunities and challenges to creating, implementing, and assessing MEAs.

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Frontiers in Education, 2004. FIE 2004. 34th Annual

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20-23 Oct. 2004