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U216·SUNDAY WORKSHOP: Using Real-world Scenarios to Promote Student Motivation and EfficacyWorkshop · Energy Conversion and Conservation Division
Sun. June 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Room 604, Washington State Convention Center
Free ticketed event
Two NSF grant projects have studied how real-world examples and content can be structured as textbook and classroom supplements through the “scenario” concept. A scenario is similar to a case study but includes additional background and narrative information, skills-based as well as open-ended problems, and copious reference information. Scenarios can be used in different ways and with different teaching techniques to address elements of purpose, autonomy, and relatedness in motivation, as well as elements of self-efficacy. This workshop will review current research into student motivation, self-efficacy, and the student desire to see real-world content. Examples of how real-world scenarios can be used to improve motivation will be presented and discussed. Participants will be encouraged to identify possible scenarios for their courses and course-specific implementation techniques. They will leave with an action list and references to complete the development of their scenario lesson plan.
Light breakfast with coffee will be served.
Dr. Patrick A. Tebbe P.E.Minnesota State University, Mankato
Dr. Patrick Tebbe is a professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Tebbe received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering as well as the M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Missouri–Columbia. He is currently a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Nuclear Society (ANS), and a student branch advisor for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
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