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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Concept questions in engineering: The beginnings of a shared collection
Author:Peter Goodhew <> (University of Liverpool)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1

Concept questions (CQs) have been pioneered by Eric Mazur and others, and popularised by the Force Concept Inventory (FCI). CQs require that the student thinks about and applies engineering principles and ideally require the recall of few, if any, facts or data. At present they are available (or at least published) in just a few areas of engineering. A review of the available literature reveals only a dozen or so examples of the systematic use of concept questions. This session will be dedicated to sharing what is currently available and stimulating the writing of further CQs in currently under-populated areas of engineering.