Conference Paper

Work in progress - spiral curriculum approach to reformulate engineering curriculum

Dept. of Eng. Educ., Virginia Polytech. Inst. & State Univ., Blacksburg, VA
DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2005.1612007 Conference: Frontiers in Education, 2005. FIE '05. Proceedings 35th Annual Conference
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ABSTRACT A theme-based spiral curriculum approach is being adopted to initiate the department-level reform (DLR) of the freshman engineering and the bioprocess engineering curricula at Virginia Tech. A large number of engineering faculty members are collaborating with experts in educational psychology and academic assessment to accomplish the objectives of this 3-year NSF supported project that began in September 2004. Successful implementation of the spiral approach will be used as a model for incorporating similar reforms in other engineering departments and elsewhere

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