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Riding the Wave of Change in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Annual Meeting of American Society of Engineering Education (2017)
  • Diane Rover, Iowa State University
  • Joseph Zambreno, Iowa State University
  • Mani Mina, Iowa State University
  • Phillip Jones, Iowa State University
  • Douglas W. Jacobson, Iowa State University
  • Seda McKilligan, Iowa State University
  • Ashfaq Khokhar, Iowa State University
Abstract
The project uses a cross-functional, collaborative instructional model for course design and
professional formation, called X-teams. X-teams are reshaping the core technical ECE curricula
in the sophomore and junior years through pedagogical approaches that (a) promote design
thinking, systems thinking, professional skills such as leadership, and inclusion; (b) contextualize
course concepts; and (c) stimulate creative, socio-technical-minded development of ECE
technologies. An X-team is comprised of ECE, design and engineering education faculty
members, industry practitioner(s), context experts, instructional specialists, and graduate and/or
undergraduate teaching assistants. X-teams use an iterative design thinking process and
reflection to explore pedagogical strategies. X-teams are also serving as change agents for the
rest of the department through communities of practice referred to as Y-circles.
Publication Date
Summer June, 2017
Citation Information
Diane Rover, Joseph Zambreno, Mani Mina, Phillip Jones, et al.. "Riding the Wave of Change in Electrical and Computer Engineering" Annual Meeting of American Society of Engineering Education (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/seda-yilmaz/27/