Expanding (into) the Field: Incorporating a Field Experience into Classroom Instruction

J. Britt Holbrook, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Director, Center for Ethics and Responsible Research
New Jersey Institute of Technology

This workshop begins by describing an ongoing collaborative IUSE:EHR Exploration and Design Tier project that attempts to enhance engaged student learning by introducing a field experience into a course that is typically classroom based. This project also expands the field of Engineering Ethics to include considerations of social justice, which goes beyond more typical approaches. Workshop participants will not only learn about this ongoing experiment, but also will be asked to consider (1) how their own approaches to STEM education could expand (into) the field and (2) how best to assess such efforts.