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Engineering Design Processes: A Comparison of Students and Expert Practitioners
In this paper we report on an in-depth study of engineering design processes. Specifically, we extend our previous research on engineering student design processes to compare the design behavior ofExpand
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Effective Discussion Through a Computer-Mediated Anchored Forum
In this paper, we explore the idea that specific features of a discussion forum may increase the likelihood of effective discussions taking place within the forum. Expand
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Educating effective engineering designers: the role of reflective practice
Abstract Educating effective engineering designers is an important goal. Exploring the extent to which this goal is being met hinges on our ability to characterise what contributes to effectivenessExpand
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Concept maps for engineering education: a cognitively motivated tool supporting varied assessment functions
This paper presents background on concept maps and describes uses of concept maps for both course-level and program-level assessment in engineering education. Expand
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Comparing freshman and senior engineering design processes: an in-depth follow-up study
In this paper we report the results of an in-depth study of engineering student approaches to open-ended design problems. We collected verbal protocols from 61 senior (fourth year) engineeringExpand
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Conceptions of the Engineering Design Process: An Expert Study of Advanced Practicing Professionals
We present preliminary results from an investigation of practicing engineers (n=19) who were asked to think aloud while reading a description of this "textbook" model. Expand
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Breadth in Problem Scoping: a Comparison of Freshman and Senior Engineering Students*
In this paper we characterize breadth of problem scoping in an engineering design problem. Specifically, we present several measuresthat quantify the number and variety of factors an individualExpand
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Integrating Reflection into Engineering Education
Dr. Jim Borgford-Parnell is Associate Director and Instructional Consultant at the Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching at the University of Washington. He taught design, education-researchExpand
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Constructing Professional Portfolios: Sense-Making and Professional Identity Development for Engineering Undergraduates
Background While previously researching the educational impacts of single-course and cross-curricular portfolios, investigators noted that student participants described their portfolio activitiesExpand
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