What the Heck is that?! Adaptation of evidence-based instructional practices

James J. Pembridge, Matthew Verleger, Stephanie Cutler

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


Numerous avenues exist for faculty to learn about new pedagogical techniques, but these techniques rarely make it into practice, even by experienced and motivated engineering educators. They often suffer from the perception of 'that won't work because my classroom is different.' The focus of this session is to help faculty explore this perception and to identify new techniques for potentially overcoming this limitation. Using the Diffusion of Innovation framework, faculty will be guided through several activities to explore ways of adapt known evidence-based instructional practices to a variety of classroom setups and course styles. They will then have the opportunity to confront the limitations they hold about implementing them in their own courses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationLaunching a New Vision in Engineering Education, FIE 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479984534
StatePublished - Dec 2 2015
Event2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2015 - El Paso, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2015Oct 24 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


Other2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityEl Paso

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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