Sergei Abdamovich, galina Nikitina, Vladimir Romanenko
Developing Practical Competence of Future Engineers within a Theory-oriented Curriculum at the Tertiary Level
This paper focuses on skills required for the background of an engineer and investigates processes that shape the development of such skills during one’s freshman and sophomore years. A list of basic engineering skills determined through the series of ‘converging’ surveys is suggested and several teaching strategies that positively affect the development of the skills at the tertiary level are introduced. The quantitative part of this study is based on data collected from about 19,000 subjects over a 15-year span. In particular, it was found that technology makes it possible to overcome a tension between the ease and the challenge in the context of general physics coursework by providing future engineers with computerized interactive assignments of alterable complexity.
Страницы: (2002) v. 4, pp 24-30
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