AN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ACTIVITY TO PROMOTE SKILL DEVELOPMENT IN FIRST YEAR ENGINEERING STUDENTS

TitleAN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ACTIVITY TO PROMOTE SKILL DEVELOPMENT IN FIRST YEAR ENGINEERING STUDENTS
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBishop, W., A. Hurst, B. Mantin, and S. Bedi
Conference NameProceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA)
Date Publishedaug
AbstractThis paper describes an experientiallearning activity to promote skill development infirst year engineering students. The exercise involvesthe assembly of a remote-control car using readilyavailable part kits. Students work in small teamsunder the mentorship of experienced faculty membersfrom a variety of engineering backgrounds. The goalof the exercise is to introduce engineering design intofirst year engineering by providing students with anengaging, hands-on experience. The exercise is oneof several new activities being incorporated into theIdeas Clinic Experience for engineering students atthe University of Waterloo.
URLhttps://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/PCEEA/article/view/5775
DOI10.24908/pceea.v0i0.5775