Using Modified Mastery Learning to Teach Sustainability and Life-Cycle Principles as Part of Modeling and Design
Using mastery learning as a conceptual framework, two courses were developed teaching sustainability and life-cycle principles. Course descriptions, student learning outcomes, and details of modules are provided in this case report. The results of teaching 5605: Environmental Systems Modeling over five semesters and the results of teaching 5619: Environmental Engineering Design over two semesters are summarized, including responses of students to end-of-term assessments of teaching effectiveness. Based on student performance and feedback, modified mastery learning is a valid approach to meeting the goal of teaching sustainability and life-cycle principles as part of modeling and design for environmental engineers in ABET-accredited degree programs. Future efforts should include replication with diverse student populations at additional institutions.
D. B. Oerther, "Using Modified Mastery Learning to Teach Sustainability and Life-Cycle Principles as Part of Modeling and Design," Environmental Engineering Science, vol. 39, no. 9, pp. 784 - 795, Mary Ann Liebert, Sep 2022.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1089/ees.2021.0385
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
mastery learning; project-based learning; student learning outcomes; think–pair–share
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Article - Journal
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01 Sep 2022