Adoption of Pedagogical Innovations: Resource Networks of Engineering Education Guilds

Darby Riley, Kaitlin Mallouk, Alexandra Strong, Courtney Faber

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    Abstract

    This Full Research paper uses resource network analysis to explore what resources faculty use when they make changes to their pedagogy, and how an engineering education 'guild' is situated among those resources. The process of influencing pedagogical change can be understood as lying along a spectrum. On one end of the spectrum is the dissemination model, where research is simply made available and instructors are expected to seek out new tools. On the other end is the propagation model, where researchers, developers, and instructors work as one cohesive team to get innovative tools into classrooms. While each of these models and the instructor resources associated with them have been separately studied and defined, approaches on the spectrum between them remain understudied. Engineering education guilds employ an approach that falls along the dissemination-propagation spectrum; they use both dissemination and propagation techniques to influence pedagogical changes. Despite lack of formal research on the subject, engineering education 'guilds' have become an increasingly popular vehicle for pedagogical change in engineering education classrooms. One such engineering education guild is the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN), which is focused on integrating entrepreneurial mindset (EM) into engineering curricula. By constructing resource networks for educators who have been exposed to KEEN, we aim to understand the role of KEEN among the myriad resources used by engineering educators when they integrate EM-related content into their classrooms. Results suggest that engineering education guilds are central to the resource networks of faculty looking to innovate their pedagogy, with the most popular resources all falling under the guild's umbrella. These resources are also strongly interconnected, especially during the integration process. However, the resources networks of those who saw successful, complete, sustained adoption reached beyond the guild's umbrella, forging connections with a variety of other materials from different sources.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2021
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    ISBN (Electronic)9781665438513
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2021
    Event2021 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2021 - Lincoln, United States
    Duration: Oct 13 2021Oct 16 2021

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
    Volume2021-October
    ISSN (Print)1539-4565

    Conference

    Conference2021 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2021
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLincoln
    Period10/13/2110/16/21

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Software
    • Education
    • Computer Science Applications

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