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Problem Formulation within open-ended problems: looking through the structure, behavior, function (SBF) and novice-expert (NE) frameworks

Wan Salim, Wan Wardatul Amani and Diefes-Dux, Heidi A. (2012) Problem Formulation within open-ended problems: looking through the structure, behavior, function (SBF) and novice-expert (NE) frameworks. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences Journal, 56. pp. 160-174. ISSN 1877-042

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Abstract

Problem formulation is integral to successful problem solving. To introduce problem formulation in first-year engineering classrooms, we utilize model-eliciting-activities (MEAs) – a client-driven engineering problems which guide students individually through problem formulation by asking three questions: Q1) “Who is the client?”, Q2) “In one or two sentences, what does the client need?, and Q3) “Describe at least two issues that need to be considered when developing a solution for the client.” The structure-behavior-function and novice-expert frameworks were used to analyse student responses before and after formal instruction on problem formulation was introduced. Student responses showed improvement with formal instruction.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7116/44322
Uncontrolled Keywords: Problem formulation, structure-behavior-function, novice-expert framework, model-eliciting-activities
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA174 Engineering design
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Wan Wardatul Amani Wan Salim
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 17:05
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 17:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44322

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