Measuring student's confidence with problem solving in the engineering design classroom

Debra Larson, David Scott, Melvin Neville, Bryan Knodel

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The study presented in this paper focuses on the confidence component of problem solving in the undergraduate engineering design classroom. The Problem Solving Inventory was given to students participating in NAU's Design4Practice sequence of multi-disciplinary design courses. Two semesters of data were collected and analyzed. Year-in-school data compared closely to published trends. Differences in confidence were identified for students that had or hadn't declared a major within engineering. Of particular interest was the occurrence of team differences in confidence, influenced to some extent, by instructor style.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10
Number of pages10
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 Annual ASEE Conference - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: Jun 28 1998Jul 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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