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Improving Conceptual Learning in Engineering Economy using Model-Eliciting Activities (MEAs)

Bursic, Karen M. and Shuman, Larry J. and Besterfield-Sacre, Mary and Tuba Pinar Yildirim, Tuba and Nora Siewiorek, Nora (2010) Improving Conceptual Learning in Engineering Economy using Model-Eliciting Activities (MEAs). In: Industrial Engineering Research Conference, June 6-9, 2010, Cancun. Mexico.

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This paper reports on an experiment conducted in an engineering economy course. Two sections of the course were taught by the same instructor, one incorporated three E-MEAs (Ethical Model-Eliciting Activities) to reinforce course concepts while the other was taught in the instructor's traditional manner. A concept inventory was given to students in both sections at the start and end of the semester. Results will be reported with a focus on determining whether the E-MEAs did in fact lead to improved student learning of specific economic analysis concepts and con-sideration of all relevant criteria (including ethical issues) in an economic analysis.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bursic, Karen M.kbursic@pitt.edukbursic0000-0003-1438-9072
Shuman, Larry J.shuman@pitt.edushuman0000-0001-6884-7070
Besterfield-Sacre, Marymbsacre@pitt.edumbsacre0000-0002-3758-6100
Tuba Pinar Yildirim,
Nora Siewiorek, Nora
Date: June 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 2010 Industrial Engineering Research Conference
Publisher: Industrial Engineering Research Conference
Place of Publication: Cancun, Mexico
Page Range: pp. 1-6
Event Title: Industrial Engineering Research Conference
Event Dates: June 6-9, 2010
Event Type: Conference
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Industrial Engineering
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conceptual Learning, Engineering Economy, Ethics, Model-Eliciting Activities, Open-ended Problems
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2021 13:58
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 13:58


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