Learning how to teach continuum biomechanics: See one, do one, teach one

C. Corey Scott, Tracy Volz, Kyriacos A. Athanasiou

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Continuum Biomechanics is a graduate level course taught in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University, Houston, Texas. The course is primarily a theoretical one, based on advanced mathematical concepts. An important element of this course is the development of a lecture by each graduate student. The project involves the entire process of developing a board-based, graduate-level lecture, including conception, presentation and post-lecture support. This project allows graduate students to develop and improve important teaching skills, including developing a lecture, managing a board legibly, and understanding how much material can be covered effectively in an allotted amount of time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-187
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Education
Issue number1 PART I
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Assignments
  • Biomechanics
  • Communication
  • Stimulent presentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Scott, C. C., Volz, T., & Athanasiou, K. A. (2006). Learning how to teach continuum biomechanics: See one, do one, teach one. International Journal of Engineering Education, 22(1 PART I), 183-187.