Design, implementation, and assessment of an HPL-inspired undergraduate course on biomechanics

Marcus G. Pandy*, Anthony J. Petrosino, Ron E. Barr, Laura Tennant, Ajay Seth

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The innovations made in the design, implementation and assessment of an How People Learn (HPL)-inspired undergraduate course on biomechanics was discussed. Major focus of the current activities in the biomechanics domain that are based on the HPL model draws all the latest learning materials developed within the biomechanics domain. The goals of the course were: to teach students about relationships between musculoskeletal structure and function in the context of human movement, provide real life examples of biomechanical situations that are familiar and interesting and teach students to think about complex problems. The results show that the HPL model scored better on the questions designed to test transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8969-8978
Number of pages10
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: 22 Jun 200325 Jun 2003

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