Computational thinking is a process for formulating problems and their solutions. The concept involves applying traditional computer programming techniques when solving mathematical, scientific, and engineering problems by expressing them in a programming language or other runnable application software. This approach enables students solve small and large problems in logical, scalable ways. This also leads to learning by doing, often termed as "experiential learning" means replacing chalk-and-talk pedagogy with inquiry, problem-based and project-based learning which not only makes easier for students to absorb complex materials but also makes it easier to remember. This approach transcends disciplines and provides an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum which is a key enabler for sustainable development.
The workshop will cover:
- How MATLAB and Simulink can serve as the gateway to teach students this approach using examples from undergraduate curriculum.
- Ease of working on interdisciplinary projects - a need for problem-based learning approach.
- Ease of creating apps to visualize physical effect of parameters in a problem-making easy to remember classroom learnings.
Dr. Souvick Chatterjee is currently an Educational Technical Evangelist at MathWorks. Souvick completed B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University in 2009, after which a dual M.S.-PhD degree from Jadavpur University and Virginia Tech. He is recipient of Best PhD Thesis Award and Young Scientist Award from International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability. He worked in University of Illinois at Chicago as postdoctoral associate and at EnterpriseWorks Chicago as strategy consultant for commercialization of academic innovations. He has co-authored 17 journal articles, 2 book chapters and is co-inventor of 2 US patents. In his current role in MathWorks, he is advocating computational thinking and model-based product-oriented interdisciplinary approach in research and education partnering with universities/institutions across the country.
ITC Grand Chala, Chennai
15th November, 2019