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2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENE 50500 - Theories Of Development And Engineering Thinking

Credit Hours: 3.00.  This course examines theories of human development, learning and epistemology in the context of Engineering Education. A broad survey of readings guides an in-depth study of fundamental theories of development and knowledge generation as it relates to pedagogy and research. A rich body of theoretical literature will be studied in order to explore its relation to engineering education. Work in the course aims to construct answers to the following three questions: (1) How do theories of human learning, development, and epistemology help us think about engineering? (2) How do they relate to engineering education? (3) How do they inform research method and practice in engineering education? No restrictions. It is helpful, however, for students to have engaged in prior reading-and writing- intensive courses that required them to synthesize large amounts of information. For this reason, it is recommended that students are enrolled currently in a graduate program at Purdue University. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring.Credits: 3.00