Teaching a service learning introductory engineering course - Lessons learned and improvements made

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Abstract

This paper describes the format of an introductory engineering course that applies service learning teaching pedagogy. The semester-long service learning project consists of mentoring elementary and middle school students during an eight week long LEGO robotics competition that is annually held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The service learning section is currently being offered for the second time by the same instructor and this paper describes adjustments that were made resulting out of the experiences during the first year.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationCelebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011 - Rapid City, SD, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2011Nov 15 2011

Publication series

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

Conference

Conference41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityRapid City, SD
Period10/12/1111/15/11

Keywords

  • Freshmen Engineering Course
  • Introduction to Engineering Course
  • LEGO robotics
  • Service Learning

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