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Introducing the Missing BasicsRedefining the Concepts of Rigor & Basics in Engineering Education<br />Russell Korte1, David E. Goldberg1, & Mark Somerville2University of Illinois1 & Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering2Urbana, IL 618011 & Needham, MA2korte@illinois.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org,& email@example.com<br />1<br />
Active Exercise<br />Handout<br />Work alone<br />Discuss together<br />Report back<br />Discussion of assumptions<br />2<br />
Roadmap<br />Reflections on 20 years in industrially sponsored senior design.<br />The missing basics: A powerful linguistic reframing.<br />Why does this work?<br />A model for creating sticky stories/language.<br />Other examples of sticky language from Olin & Illinois.<br />3<br />
A Linguistic Reframing from Senior Design<br />Senior design as way to see the end.<br />General Engineering at UIUC established in 1921 following curriculum study.<br />Grinter report of 1955 led to more math and engineering science at expense of design.<br />UCLA conference 1962.<br />Ford Foundation grant 1966.<br />Money ran out 1971.<br />Industrial funding supports thereafter.<br />Stephen R. Covey (b. 1932 )<br />4<br />
Ready, Set, Go<br />These are seniors.<br />Should be engineers on the threshold.<br />Express preferences for projects.<br />Get assigned to a project: 3-member teams & faculty advisor.<br />Go on the plant trip.<br />Query: What don’t they know how to do?<br />5<br />
Failure 1: Inability to Ask<br /><ul><li>Don’t know how to frame or ask good questions.
The Missing Basics of Engineering<br />After 4 years students don’t know how to<br />Question: Socrates 101.<br />Label: Aristotle 101.<br />Model conceptually: Hume 101 & Aristotle 102.<br />Decompose: Descartes 101.<br />Experiment/Measure: Bacon-Locke 101.<br />Visualize/draw: da Vinci-Monge 101.<br />Communicate: Newman 101<br />Call these the missing basics (MBs).<br />Socrates (470-399 BC)<br />8<br />
Why Does This Work?<br />5 reasons:<br />Talk of the “basics” suggests fixed, unreflective paradigm of engineering education.<br />Term “missing” suggests lacunae.<br />Each MB is important thinking skill & connecting great thinkers is appeal to tradition & authority.<br />MBs claimed as engineering canon not just part of humanities & social sciences.<br />Talk of method builds bridges across disciplines<br />Forms vision or conceptual postcard to guide repair. <br />9<br />
Made to Stick<br />Consciously created formula designed to counter conventional thought and be memorable or sticky.<br />Locution/Story is sticky if it is SUCCES:<br />Simple<br />Unexpected<br />Concrete<br />Credible<br />Emotional<br />Stories<br />10<br />
Other Illinois & Olin Linguistic Exemplars<br />Examples:<br />Passionate pursuits<br />Design = people to people<br />Innovation = Feasibility + Viability + Desirability<br />Math-science death march<br />Academic change is a NIMBY problem.<br />The three joys: Joy of engineering, joy of community, & joy of Learning<br />Honor student aspirations & choices to build engineering identity.<br />Intentionally hit both rational/reflective & emotional buttons.<br />11<br />
Bottom Line<br />Language & paradigm of engineering education obstacle to reform.<br />Missing basics move critical “soft” skills into the engineering canon. <br />Philosophical reflection & rhetorical constructions important to engineering education transformation.<br />Language crucial to efforts at both Olin & Illinois.<br />Transformation of engineering education is in part a “war of words.”<br />Become a linguistic soldier.<br />12<br />Socrates (470-399 BC)<br />
Contacts & Information<br />Olin College: www.olin.edu<br />Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education (www.ifoundry.illinois.edu)<br />1 meeting:<br />Engineer of the Future 3.0: Unleashing Student Engagement, 14-15 November 2010, UIUC, www.apie2.org<br />Seek student leaders for advisory board (with faculty/admin mentors).<br />2 papers: Why Philosophy? Why Now? & The Missing Basics (http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/perl/search, author search for “Goldberg”).<br />This powerpoint and other reflections at www.slideshare.net/deg511<br />13<br />