Building Individual Accountability though Consensus
Keywords: Engineering design challenge, Scaffolding, Decision Matrix, Design-Based Research,
AbstractIn order to realize the potential of design challenges in core chemical engineering courses, we need pedagogical strategies that enhance peer-learning. We describe parleys—a consensus-building approach to design challenge decision-making and report results from two design-based research cycles. Analysis shows students learned by coming to consensus about diverse ideas and developed enhanced sense of ownership over their learning and contributions.