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03-13-2015

Clarkson University Hosts Workshop on Reflection in Engineering Education March 27

Clarkson University's Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering will host a teaching and learning workshop this month about reflection in engineering education.

John MoosbruggerBrook Sattler, Center for Engineering Teaching and Learning and the Department of Human Centered Design at the University of Washington, will lead the workshop from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 27, in Clarkson's Moore House Lounge (#22 on the map at http://www.clarkson.edu/about/clarkson_map.pdf).

Reflection in Engineering Education is a free workshop with content and activities applicable to teaching and learning in fields outside of engineering as well. All interested educators and student affairs professionals are welcome to attend. Workshop participants are encouraged to come prepared to work on reflective activities relevant to their own educational venue.

Please register for the workshop by Tuesday, March 24, at http://cuonline.clarkson.edu/s/1680/index.aspx?sid=1680&gid=2&pgid=564&content_id=317 .

The event will feature hands-on activities aimed at understanding reflection, its role in teaching and learning, and the creation of reflection activities to be used in class. Reflection -- giving meaning to prior experiences and determining how that meaning will guide future actions -- has long been recognized as important in higher education, though it has not been exploited extensively in the context of engineering education.

The workshop also includes an overview of Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE), National Field Guide of Reflective Activities, and Local Promotion and Support for Reflective Activities.

A light breakfast and lunch are included.

CPREE, funded by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and led by the Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT) at the University of Washington, has an overarching goal to enhance engineering students’ ability to learn, help a greater percentage complete their degrees, and ultimately foster a larger, more diverse and better prepared engineering workforce.

For more information, contact Clarkson Professor of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering / Associate Dean for Academic Programs John Moosbrugger at moose@clarkson.edu .

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University Professor of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering / Associate Dean for Academic Programs John Moosbrugger says the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering will host a teaching and learning workshop on March 27 about reflection in engineering education.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/moosbrugger.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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