Implementation and assessment of challenge-based instruction in a biomedical optics course

E. Duco Jansen*, Sean P. Brophy, Ann McKenna, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Jay Walsh

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Various approaches that actively engage the students in models of challenge-based learning in bioengineering are discussed. Data were collected using an observation systems to quantify each student's level of engagement during class in the experimental and control groups. A one-year, three-instructor, two-institution assessment design was studied. Analysis indicates that a higher level of students engagement during challenge-based instructions and statistically significant improvement in understanding between pre- and post assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13247-13254
Number of pages8
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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