Combining Real-World Examples in a Basic Electrical Engineering Course: : Students' Attitudes

Aharon Gero, Netanel Yamin, Yinnon Stav

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Abstract

At the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, an attempt was made to increase students' interest in the basic course Electric Circuit Theory in particular and in electrical engineering in general, by incorporating real-world examples into the curriculum. These examples reflect both the diverse fields of study in the Department of Electrical Engineering and electrical engineers' fields of occupation in the industry. The study described in the paper used qualitative tools to characterize the attitudes of seventy-two electrical engineering students toward the course in its new format (with the examples). According to the findings, the students believe that the contents of the course are relevant both to their studies in the program and for their future work as electrical engineers in the industry. In addition, the students find interest in the course and feel that the course cultivated their connection with both the Department and the profession.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 27th EAEEIE Annual Conference, EAEEIE 2017
ISBN (Electronic)9781728109077
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2017
Event27th EAEEIE Annual Conference, EAEEIE 2017 - Grenoble, France
Duration: 7 Jun 20179 Jun 2017

Publication series

Name2017 27th EAEEIE Annual Conference, EAEEIE 2017

Conference

Conference27th EAEEIE Annual Conference, EAEEIE 2017
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityGrenoble
Period7/06/179/06/17

Keywords

  • attitudes
  • basic course
  • electrical engineering
  • real-world examples

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Education

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