Assessing the Demand of Problems in an Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Course

Presentacion Rivera-Reyes, Lance C. Perez, Thomas Delahunty

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

This paper describes a study to assess the demand of problems posed in undergraduate electrical engineering courses. This is part of a larger study to examine the gap between the demand of problems and the types of reasoning students use when attempting to solve them. The analysis uses a two-dimensional taxonomy table consisting of rows and columns that define cognitive processes and categories of knowledge, respectively. The cognitive process dimension (i.e., the rows of the table) contains six categories: remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and create. The knowledge dimension (i.e., the columns of the table) contains four categories: factual, conceptual, procedural, and metacognitive. Preliminary results suggest that the proposed two-dimension analysis can be successfully used to characterize the demand of electrical engineering problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationFostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538611739
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 4 2019
Event48th Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2018 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2018Oct 6 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2018-October
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

Conference48th Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period10/3/1810/6/18

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Keywords

  • Abstraction
  • Demand of problems
  • Electrical engineering
  • Problem solving
  • Undergraduate research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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Rivera-Reyes, P., Perez, L. C., & Delahunty, T. (2019). Assessing the Demand of Problems in an Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Course. In Frontiers in Education: Fostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings [8659058] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 2018-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2018.8659058

Assessing the Demand of Problems in an Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Course. / Rivera-Reyes, Presentacion; Perez, Lance C.; Delahunty, Thomas.

Frontiers in Education: Fostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. 8659058 (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 2018-October).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rivera-Reyes, P, Perez, LC & Delahunty, T 2019, Assessing the Demand of Problems in an Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Course. in Frontiers in Education: Fostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings., 8659058, Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE, vol. 2018-October, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 48th Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2018, San Jose, United States, 10/3/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2018.8659058
Rivera-Reyes P, Perez LC, Delahunty T. Assessing the Demand of Problems in an Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Course. In Frontiers in Education: Fostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2019. 8659058. (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2018.8659058
Rivera-Reyes, Presentacion ; Perez, Lance C. ; Delahunty, Thomas. / Assessing the Demand of Problems in an Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Course. Frontiers in Education: Fostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE).
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