Work in Progress: Inquiry-based learning in transportation engineering

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This paper reflects a work-in-progress of a study on the implementation of inquiry-based learning in a junior-level introduction to transportation engineering course. The goal is to teach a module that will introduce the operation of traffic signals to students using inquiry-based learning. As a part of this work, a new class session focusing on demonstrating the impacts of signals installed at intersections and their impacts on traffic operations was developed. In order to assess the impact of the inquiry-based learning module, a short post-survey was used. The feedback indicated that the students were satisfied with the way the class was taught and that the method of instruction kept them engaged and focused. This method will be developed further over the next few offerings of the course, and tests on how well this method can be used for other topics in transportation engineering courses will be conducted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1697
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Jun 22 2020
Event2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference, ASEE 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Jun 22 2020Jun 26 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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