Nash meets Van Valkenburg: A game-theoretic approach to effective learning and teaching in engineering

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Abstract

This work uses game-theoretic approaches to understand the strategic behaviors of students and to achieve an effective teaching and evaluation tool for instructors to adapt their instructions to students' behaviors. We propose game-theoretic models to quantitatively investigate two specific education scenarios. One is on the curriculum design and the other is on the inventory-based test design for first-year undergraduate level courses. The game-theoretic approach allows us to consider multiple factors into one model and provides solution concepts from a holistic viewpoint combining sociology, psychology and engineering education. In addition, this work provides a theoretic and quantitative basis for future studies on effective learning and teaching in engineering community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationCelebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011 - Rapid City, SD, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2011Nov 15 2011

Publication series

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

Other

Other41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityRapid City, SD
Period10/12/1111/15/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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