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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Engineering Reasoning: Teaching Critical Thinking in Engineering Education
Author:Robert Niewoehner <niewoehn@usna.edu> (US Naval Academy)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054683

This workshop will focus on critical thinking concepts of as they apply to any engineering discipline, contextualizing Richard Paul’s Critical Thinking model to the engineering enterprise for both the engineering educator and industry leader. Through active learning experiences, faculty members will learn how to use the Paul model to boost student thinking skills. 3 hours is desired for this advanced workshop, though it can be adapted to either longer or shorter formats as well.