0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

A Learner-Centered Student Course Portfolio

[+] Author Affiliations
Mysore Narayanan

Miami University, Hamilton, OH

Paper No. HT-FED2004-56861, pp. 723-731; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/HT-FED2004-56861
From:
  • ASME 2004 Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference
  • Volume 1
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, July 11–15, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division and Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4690-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3740-8
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME

abstract

In this short paper the author tries to explain how a learner-centered student course portfolio has helped him to document the educational outcomes. The author has taught and is currently teaching the subject matter of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Fluid Mechanics at an undergraduate level. Here the author tries to correlate the assessment of student learning to the assessment of instructor teaching methodologies. It is well known that industry is in need of employees that are committed to long-term development and continuous improvement. The key element here is to recognize the fundamental concept that teaching and learning are connected and therefore it is essential that the interaction between the instructor and learner is properly documented in the portfolio. (Cerbin, 1994). While addressing these issues, the author raises five questions: 1. What should be counted as appropriate goals in an undergraduate engineering course that has a significant laboratory component? 2. Are the teaching practices utilized by the instructor in this course providing reasonably acceptable paths toward accomplishing the specified learning goals? 3. What do students actually accomplish in the course and the laboratory exercises and how does the instructor’s teaching methodologies contribute to students’ intellectual development and progress? 4. How does the instructor respond to students’ learning difficulties? Does the teacher revise the teaching strategies to address such problems? 5. What impact does this type of teaching have on students’ life-long learning attitudes? Are they able to “learn, how to learn.” A course portfolio is deemed as a specified document that represents the specific accomplishments of the student and is structured to explain what, how and why the students learnt in that particular course. The portfolio shall include everything that was accomplished in that particular course. It should contain a teaching statement that provides a flow-chart. (Knapper, 1995). Further, an assessment analysis of student learning should be supported by class work, problem sets, quizzes, examinations, research reports, term papers, examinations, laboratory reports, etc. An analysis of student feedback is essential to document teaching effectiveness. Finally, a comprehensive course summary. The summary should describe the strengths and weaknesses of the course in terms of students’ learning. (Richlin, 1995).

Copyright © 2004 by ASME
Topics: Students

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In