Founded in 1896, Clarkson university is an independent, technologically-focused, and the third smallest nationally ranked research university in the U.S.
This Campus Field Guide is provided for educators to share and learn about reflective practices employed on our campus and to provide ideas for their own teaching. By collecting, documenting and showcasing a variety of activities, we hope that this field guide facilitate the adoption of reflective teaching practices by educators working in engineering education or the STEM fields more broadly, but in particular they are intended for the Clarkson community. We hope that the field guide provide a creative launching point for developing or further shaping of reflective teaching practices at Clarkson and on other campuses.
2. Using Model Predictions to Solve Challenges in a Team Design Project
In a lab, students reflected on theory, experiments, and simulations to make a prediction about the success of their team design project more… PDF
4. Story Writing as a Tool for Enhancing Engineering Education
First-year engineering students reflected after each of four laboratory-style activities, which were designed to build a particular engineering skill (e.g., using shop tools for basic prototyping or empirically determining a spring constant). more… PDF
6. Talk to Me: Secrets to Success
To help prepare students for conversations with faculty members, the students discussed myths, fears, and experiences about communicating with faculty members and prepared an elevator speech for communicating with faculty members. more… PDF
7. Homework Re-Dos: Reworking Problems and Explaining Errors
After each class, students were asked to complete homework assignments. Students were given the opportunity to re-work missed homework problems and explain the errors. more… PDF
10. Written Course Project
In small groups of 2-3, students worked on a course project in which they reflected back on class learning, synthesized that learning to explore an assigned problem area, and reflected on their project. more… PDF