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1 IEEE Teacher In-Service Program Training Workshop On a path to introduce Engineering Literacy at Secondary School level, a perspective WELCOME ADDRESS M.G.P.L. Narayana Vice President, BS&CC, TCS Chair, IEEE Hyderabad Section Venue: Taj Krishna, Hyderabad 8 th May, 2011

2 2 Children enter school as question marks and leave as periods - Neil Postman How to make children learn just as they play?

3 3 The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get to the office. - Robert Frost

4 4 Barriers - Mental Locks to Creativity The attitudes that get in our way. –The Right Answer. –That is not logical. –Follow the rules. –Be Practical. –Avoid Ambiguity. –To err is wrong. –Play is Frivolous. –That is not my area. –Dont be foolish. –I am not creative. You mean I can put a different disk in the computer? You are kidding. -A user who kept the same floppy in her computer for over a year, 1993

5 Socratic Teaching The capacity to ask the right question. The ability to listen carefully to the meaning behind the answer. Page 5

6 Page 6 Extrinsic Motivation Intrinsic Motivation Motivation

7 Page 7 The ability to solve problems that one encounters in real life. The ability to generate new problems to solve. The ability to make something or offer a service that is valued within ones culture. What is intelligence?

8 Page 8 Linguistic: Walt Whitman Logical-mathematical: Albert Einstein Spatial: Frank Lloyd Wright Bodily-Kinesthetic: Michael Jordan Musical: Mozart Interpersonal: Mother Teresa Intrapersonal: Sigmund Freud Naturalist: Rachel Carson Howard Gardners Multiple Intelligences

9 The Seven Da Vincian Principles Curiosita – Unrelenting quest for continuous learning. Dimostrazione – Test knowledge through experience, persistence, learn from mistakes Sensazione – The continual refinement of the senses, as the means to enliven experience. Sfumato – Willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty. Arte/ Scienza – Balance between science & art, logic & imagination, whole brain thinking. Corporalita – Cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness, and poise. Connessione –..appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena. Systems Thinking. From How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci by Michael J. Gelb.

10 The Predilection Gap Analytical Thinking Design Thinking Intuitive Thinking 100% Reliability50/50 Mix 100% Validity From Roger Martins The Design of Business

11 11 Engineering Versus Science Scientists –Understand why our world behaves the way it does (laws of nature) –Study the world as it is –Thinkers Engineers –Apply established scientific theories and principles to develop cost- effective solutions to practical problems Cost effective –Consideration of design trade-offs (esp. resource usage) –Minimize negative impacts (e.g. environmental and social cost) Practical problems –Problems that matter to people –Change the world –Doers

12 Building on Experience To make full use of the experiences of each assignment, identify ways in which one could do things differently, and better, in the future. Four-stage learning cycle that puts this reflective process into a framework for action. –Experience –Reflection –Conceptualization –Experimentation : Innovate Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes - Oscar Wilde

13 The design-science learning cycle Page 13 Create Design Evaluate Outcome Connect to Big Ideas Generalize Results Generate Reasons Test Ideas Analyze Results Design Science Source: Adopted from Apedoe et al, 2009

14 Engineering in the Higher Secondary Classroom Broad objectives & Purpose of TISP Develop & Present technology-oriented projects to local school educators Emphasis on volunteer-teacher interaction Sustained program involving several schools every year. To enhance technological literacy of school educators To establish partnerships to promote applied inquiry- based learning. To expose teachers to career options for their students in engineering and other technical fields. Page 14

15 Appreciation is must, Build the trust Customer is first, Do our Best Empower the most, Freedom to last. - ABCDEF Song


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