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Author Layton, R.A.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2006
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword measurements ♦ Active learning ♦ laboratory
Abstract This interactive hands-on workshop demonstrates the use of 50-minute mini-labs to replace lectures in courses where such substitutions are appropriate. To illustrate the approach, mini-labs for a mechanical measurements course are used, but the purpose of the workshop is to give participants an experience they can adapt to courses in their own disciplines. Workshop attendees perform all activities required of students. They learn the operating principles of a specific measurement device via a pre-lab exercise and connect the device using information provided by the manufacturer, modeling the situation encountered by every experimentalist on first taking an instrument out of its box. Attendees are provided with student handouts for the pre-labs and mini-labs. At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to list the goals, advantages, and disadvantages of replacing lectures with mini-labs and be able to apply the mini-lab concept to one of their own courses by selecting a particular lecture to be replaced and developing the appropriate mini-lab lesson plan
Description Author affiliation: Rose-Hulman Inst. of Technol., Terre Haute, IN (Layton, R.A.)
ISBN 1424402565
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-10-27
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 148.88 kB
Page Count 1
Starting Page 1
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Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library