[EAS] Student Differences

Peter J. Kindlmann pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Sun Apr 3 20:49:39 EDT 2005

Dear Colleagues -

For many years now, Prof. Felder has vigorously pursued inquiries
into how to make teaching more effective. His influence has also
been prominent in setting ABET goals and guidelines.
His vigor may not always be matched by the energy that typical
faculty can bring to the rejuvenation of their course offerings, but
even for the well-intentioned here is a worthwhile Web resource. If
you want to know about Myers-Briggs Type Indicators and differences
in students' learning styles, you need go no further than Prof.
Felder's latest paper on "Understanding Student Differences." --PJK


Resources on Engineering Education [pdf]


On this website, Dr. Richard M. Felder, the Hoechst Celanese 
Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State 
University, offers guidance, tips and resources for using techniques 
that he has found effective in teaching college level engineering 
courses. Numerous articles on learning styles, assessment, and 
instructional techniques are available here to download free of 
charge. Topics include active learning, cooperative learning and an 
Index of Learning Styles, which is "an on-line instrument used to 
assess preferences on four dimensions (active/reflective, 
sensing/intuitive, visual/verbal, and sequential/global) of a 
learning style model formulated by Richard M. Felder and Linda K. 
Silverman." Also posted here are some handouts for students with 
titles such as "How to Survive Engineering School" and "Tips on 

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