Three well-known and widely accepted concepts in educational psychology are revisited. These are "inventory of learning styles," "taxonomy of educational objectives," and "metacognition." Relationships among these concepts are highlighted. Often, a student can develop his (or her) own learning style by the process of metacognition. Ideas are borrowed from these concepts for use in a first-level power systems course. It is beyond a doubt that both cognitive and metacognitive skills are necessary for students to succeed in any course. While a semester-long power systems course leaves little time for critical thinking and passive reflection for students, certain activities may very well serve for some of these learning processes.
B. H. Chowdhury, "Learning to Learn-Concepts in a First Power Engineering Course," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2004.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2003.821000
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Educational Objectives Taxonomy; First-Level Power System Course; Learning Style Inventory; Metacognitive Skill; Power Engineering Courses; Taxonomy; Educational psychology; Learning; Metacognition
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