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Integrating developmental instruction in four sustainability contexts into an undergraduate engineering design curriculum: Level three

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3 Author(s)
Pappas, E. ; James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA, USA ; Pierrakos, O. ; Nagel, R.

Developmental instruction in four sustainability contexts (environmental, social, economic, technical) in an engineering design curriculum offers a strong foundation and framework upon which to build an engineering program that teaches students the necessary methodologies for designing for sustainability. Instruction in sustainability contexts described in the current paper employs a developmental approach using Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, which is a way to classify instructional activities or questions as they progress in cognitive difficulty. Our objective in this paper and presentation is to detail an instructional methodology (and results of a case study and focused group assessment) that integrates sustainability instruction in four contexts into the fifth and sixth classes in our six-course design curriculum using a developmental approach.

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Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2012

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3-6 Oct. 2012