Next generation principles for enhancing student learning

Sudhir Mehta, Scott Danielson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


The National Science Foundation recently funded the proposal "Statics: The next generation. "This project incorporates proven pedagogical findings to improve teaching of statics, specifically, and engineering courses in general. Using past and current research, twelve "Next Generation (NG) Principles" are proposed for enhancing student learning. These principles include incorporating active cooperative learning, service learning, writing assignments, technology, high standards of learning and teaching, and a learning support system for students. These principles are being used as a basis for teaching two sections of statics at North Dakota State University (50 and 100 student enrollments) and one section of 22 students at Arizona State University East during the fall semester of 1999. This paper describes the NG principles, their implementation in these statics sections, and initial results. The fundamental intent in using NG principles is to enable high-performance student learning and encourage faculty and students to be active partners in acquiring, constructing, and transforming knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2000
Event2000 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education Beyond the Millenium - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2000Jun 21 2000


Other2000 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education Beyond the Millenium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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