Introductory Project in Electrical Engineering as a tool to improve motivation among second-year students

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Abstract

The course Introductory Project in Electrical Engineering was designed to expose students beginning their second year of studies to the discipline of electrical engineering in order to increase their motivation. The course took place for the first time at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in 2011. The core of the course was a team-based design project of a window cleaning robot. The present study, which used quantitative instruments alongside qualitative ones, indicates significant improvement in intrinsic motivation of students who participated in the course.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012
PagesH4A1-H4A5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event1st IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 20 Aug 201223 Aug 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012

Conference

Conference1st IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period20/08/1223/08/12

Keywords

  • electrical engineering education
  • introductory engineering course
  • motivation
  • project-based learning

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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