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Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

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Engineering Problem Solving In Industrial Engineering Curriculum Reform, Veronica J. Dark, Frank Peters, Sarah M. Ryan, John K. Jackman, Sigurdur Olafsson Jun 2005

Engineering Problem Solving In Industrial Engineering Curriculum Reform, Veronica J. Dark, Frank Peters, Sarah M. Ryan, John K. Jackman, Sigurdur Olafsson

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Problem solving is a major focus of the engineering profession, and upon graduation new engineers are faced with increasingly complex problems. Yet, existing engineering education practices often fall short in preparing students to tackle complex engineering problems that may be ambiguous, open-ended and ill-structured. In this paper, we describe a newly developed learning environment called the Engineering Learning Portal (ELP), which focuses on improving engineering problem solving throughout the industrial engineering curriculum. In the ELP, students are engaged in a structured process for solving unstructured problems while encouraging metacognitive activities, such as planning, monitoring, and evaluating. This helps students acquire ...