Many new engineering courses tell students how important it is to write clear reports and proposals, deliver polished oral presentations, communicate effectively with clients, and work well on multi-disciplinary teams. This paper suggests one model for accomplishing these objectives: a design and communication course for engineering freshmen based on a cross-disciplinary approach and taught by multi-disciplinary teams. This paper will summarize the intellectual and practical similarities between design and communication that form the basis of our collaboration, explain how our cross-school course is administered and taught, discuss how we are evaluating student progress, and outline the benefits of teaching design and communication in this multi-disciplinary way. We argue that this team model strengthens the theoretical underpinnings of our course while improving learning outcomes in both communication and design.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2000|
|Event||2000 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education Beyond the Millenium - St. Louis, MO, United States|
Duration: Jun 18 2000 → Jun 21 2000
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