posted Dec 2, 2012, 4:47 PM by Jon Sticklen
updated Dec 2, 2012, 4:53 PM
From: Peggy Wade
Please join us Tuesday, Dec 4, 12-1 in 3540 Engr. Bldg. Pizza and Pop provided.
Jon Sticklen from CEER will be hosting the speaker. If you're interested in a 1:1 or small group meeting with Dr. Peroulis, please email Jon directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let him know which time slot you want.
Title: A Holistic Approach to Electrical Engineering Based on the Flipped Classroom Approach
Presenter: Dimititrios Peroulis, University Faculty Scholar, Purdue University
This talk will focus on a significant curriculum innovation that is currently underway at the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. It focuses on beginning engineering students and impacts more than 1,000 students/year in many engineering areas. During the past five years, Prof. Peroulis has been re-developing the mandatory introductory course and laboratory experiments based on a new learning paradigm. Rather than following the traditional circuits-centric approach for introducing students to Electrical Engineering, this new paradigm offers a holistic view that empowers students to appreciate the wide application-range and tremendous societal impact of this engineering area by introducing them to all critical pillars of Electrical Engineering: a) Electromagnetic fields and waves, b) Circuits, and c) Solid-state physics and non-linear devices. This course is offered in a student-centric way by following the flipped classroom approach where part of the content is not explicitly taught in class but is made available to students in pre-recorded concept-nuggets. The class period focuses on active learning and encourages student participation in a variety of ways. This embraces diverse learning styles and abilities in a strong, inclusive, demanding, and rewarding learning environment.