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Preparation of Engineering Senior Design Course: Global Learning Integration. Kurt Soschinske Glyn Rimmington Mara Alagic Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA. Outline. What is the educational challenge? The role of the senior design course

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Preparation of engineering senior design course global learning integration

Preparation of Engineering Senior Design Course: Global Learning Integration

Kurt Soschinske

Glyn Rimmington

Mara Alagic

Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA


Outline
Outline Learning Integration

  • What is the educational challenge?

  • The role of the senior design course

  • The integration of global learning - collaboration between Moscow & Wichita companies and universities – Spring 2006

  • Lessons learned

  • Recommendations for the future

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What is the educational challenge
What is the educational challenge? Learning Integration

“No man is an island…”

(John Donne, 1642)1

  • A “triple convergence” and “horizontal value creation” (T. Friedman, 2005)2

  • Economic emergence of China and India - what kind of engineers are needed for global engineering coordination?

  • What is needed for the success in the global economy?

  • How are traditional methods of engineering collaboration changing?

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What is the educational challenge1

Traditional collaboration Learning Integration

- vertical value creation

- intra-cultural collaboration

- mono-cultural perspective

New collaboration paradigm

- horizontal value creation

- inter-cultural collaboration

- multi-cultural “world” perspective

What is the educational challenge?

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The role of the senior design course
The role of the senior design course Learning Integration

Course Methodology

Product/Service

  • Project

  • Provides industry

  • -relevant application

  • - Integrates

  • engineering skills

  • with business reality

  • Develops “hidden

  • skills” augmenting

  • class instruction

Industry

Academics

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The role of the senior design course1
The role of the senior design course Learning Integration

Traditional

Components

Thermodynamics

Machine Design

Materials Science

Controls

Fluid Mechanics

Instrumentation

Eng. Economy

Technical

Communications

CAD /CAM

Heat Transfer

Additional

Components

Applied Design

Project Management

Safety in Design

Ergonomics

Product Liability

Value Engineering

Patents

Design Optimization

Entrepreneurship

Global Learning

Senior Design Course

Design

Synthesis

Design

Mechanical Engineering Practice

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Global learning
Global Learning Learning Integration

  • Global Learning: “The combination of global reach and global perspectives to produce the global graduate” (Rimmington, 2004)

  • Cage Painting: A metaphor used to explain challenges of intercultural communication and shared perspectives3,4

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Integration of global learning 1

4 Question to elicit Learning Integration

an answer in your perspective

3 Present self in terms of other’s perspective

2 Question about other’s perspective

1 Present a self-critical perspective

Integration of Global Learning (1)

The Four Levels of Cage Painting3,4:

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Integration of global learning 2

Substantive Learning Integration

Authentic

Goal

Development

Of Multiple

Perspectives

Integration of Global Learning (2)

  • Global Learning in a Collaborative Task

Team

Work

Communication

Heutagogical

Strategy

CagePainting

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Integration methodology
Integration Methodology Learning Integration

  • Establish need for global learning skills

  • Learn the concepts of cage painting

  • Practice cage painting to achieve predetermined goals using cage painting simulator

  • Conduct “mock” cage painting with local international students

  • Conduct actual international connections

  • Utilize student journals for skill assessment

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Expected outcomes
Expected Outcomes Learning Integration

The engineering graduate will have:

  • a global perspective on collaborative product design and manufacturing;

  • respect and appreciation of different cultures and attitudes, and their effect on collaboration;

  • experience with global learning and strategies for improving intercultural communication; and

  • understanding and experience using modern communication technologies.

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Existing collaboration spring 2006
Existing Collaboration – Spring 2006 Learning Integration

  • Joint global learning initiative established between

    - Wichita State University (WSU), Kansas, USA

    - Moscow State Aviation Technology

    Institute (MATI), Russia

    - Spirit Aerosystems of Wichita, Kansas USA

    - Moscow Boeing Design Center (MBDC), Russia

    - Progresstech, Moscow, Russia

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Existing future collaboration
Existing & Future Collaboration Learning Integration

  • Phase I Plan Spring 2006: WSU student team with MBDC/Progresstech sponsors; MATI student team with Spirit Aerosystems

  • Phase II Plan Fall 2006: Combined WSU/MATI student team with third country sponsor

  • Phase III Plan Spring 2007: Add teams and sponsors from more countries (UK and India)

  • Phase IV Plan Fall 2007: Expand to include other areas of engineering (electrical, computing, aerospace, manufacturing)

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Collaboration between moscow wichita companies and universities spring 2006 1

b Learning Integration

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H=200mm

s

h

φ

L=4000mm

Collaboration between Moscow & Wichita companies and universities – Spring 2006 (1)

Phase I Spring 2006 Activities:WSU three person team worked on semester project entitled “Design, Analysis and Optimization of an Anisogrid Lattice Shear Web”

Free-body diagram of Anisogrid Lattice Shear Web concept

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Collaboration between moscow wichita companies and universities spring 2006 2
Collaboration between Moscow & Wichita companies and universities – Spring 2006 (2)

  • WSU team initiated teleconference call for familiarization

  • Most interchange was through e-mail

  • Mid-term videoconference conducted between WSU, MBDC, Progresstech and Spirit

  • Students had regular in-house oral and written progress reports for background, preliminary and critical designs

  • Final oral report given with other projects and oversea sponsor participation

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Collaboration between moscow wichita companies and universities spring 2006 3
Collaboration between Moscow & Wichita companies and universities – Spring 2006 (3)

WSU ME Student Project Members

Progresstech sponsor, MATI faculty and students

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Lessons learned and recommendations for the future 1
Lessons Learned and universities – Spring 2006 (3)Recommendations for the Future (1)

  • Relevancy of global learning as an essential engineering skill set is not accepted by all students – additional industry contact recommended

  • Initial contact between student team(s) and sponsor recommended before project start

  • Low number of global learning journal entries – may be due to small percentage of grade (<5%) given to global learning. Recommend increase grade value of global learning activities or increase global learning integration

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Lessons learned and recommendations for the future 2
Lessons Learned and universities – Spring 2006 (3)Recommendations for the Future (2)

  • Only one of seven projects in Spring 2006 had global learning component. Recommend increasing global learning content in each project, perhaps by including one international student in each project

  • Projects involving global learning components need to be more open-ended to facilitate more intercultural collaboration and cage painting

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References
References universities – Spring 2006 (3)

  • Donne, J. (1642) Devotions upon Emergent Occasions. Volume 108, 109;

  • edited, with commentary by Anthony Raspa , Montreal: McGill-Queen's

  • University Press, 1975

  • Friedman, T.L., The world is flat: A brief history of the twenty-first century.

  • 2005, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 488.

  • Rimmington, G., et al. The cage model of global learning. in International

  • Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International

  • Conference (SITE 2004). 2004. Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Alagic, M., K.L. Gibson, and G.M. Rimmington, Developing cross-cultural

  • communication skills with the cage painting simulator. Proceedings of the

  • Кopπopatиbhьiй Дух Обpaзовательноγо Учреждения Как Фактор

  • Саморазвития Личности (International Conference on the Corporate

  • Spirit of Educational Institutions as a Factor for Personal Development),

  • 2005: p. 28-34.

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Questions? universities – Spring 2006 (3)

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Author contacts
Author Contacts universities – Spring 2006 (3)

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