CE 150 Methodology (sy2002-3 1st Sem)
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1. Methodology and Rationale.
1.1. The course is designed to be "interactive", so that questions are provided immediate answers.
2. Details of the Planning Process.
1.2. Teachers are active participants, not only in the students’
learning process, but also in their own. They
assume the role of facilitators and resource persons.
1.3. Various human resource principles have been incorporated into the pedagogy, as follows:
- Freedom to Think
- The classroom is the platform for the growth of human
beings. Teachers manage this platform in such a way that
they facilitate the creation of an environment where the
human being’s freedom to think is unleashed and enhanced.
- Theory Z - The group performs best if they participate in
all aspects of the decision-making and implementation of a
- Signature - Each person wants to be part of a successful
project, and affixes his signature, so to speak, to it.
- Ownership - Each person or group wants to be accountable for
everything about a project, be it success or failure.
- Motivation - The rate of learning with respect to time
directly affects motivation.
- Milestones - Milestones and time frames are provided, so
participants can appreciate their progress.
- Human Interaction - The professional workplace requires
tight and effective coordination and marketing.
A planning process
starts off this pedagogy for the CE 150 class. The purpose of
this planning process is for the students to define projects
they want to build, and in the process, enjoy and master the
theoretical bases for the combination of circuits and/or software.
The planning process ends with the students freely grouping
themselves and chosing the project and taking the accountability
for the individual modules of their choice.
View the Topics identified
by the Planning Process.
Then, the projects are broken down into smaller tasks, and given
"start" and "completion" dates. "Milestone"
and "system commissioning" dates are agreed upon.
They select group leaders and agree among themselves who would
be responsible for which module.
Review meetings with all the group leaders are scheduled to
take place every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM.