Teaching Electromagnetics: Innovative Approaches and Pedagogical Strategies is a guide for educators addressing course content and pedagogical methods primarily at the undergraduate level in electromagnetic theory and its applications. Topics include teaching methods, lab experiences and hands-on learning, and course structures that help teachers respond effectively to trends in learning styles and evolving engineering curricula. The book grapples with issues related to the recent worldwide shift to remote teaching.
Each chapter begins with a high-level consideration of the topic, reviews previous work and publications, and gives the reader a broad picture of the topic before delving into details. Chapters include specific guidance for those who want to implement the methods and assessment results and evaluation of the effectiveness of the methods. Respecting the limited time available to the average teacher to try new methods, the chapters focus on why an instructor should adopt the methods proposed in it. Topics include virtual laboratories, computer-assisted learning, and MATLAB® tools. The authors also review flipped classrooms and online teaching methods that support remote teaching and learning. The end result should be an impact on the reader represented by improvements to his or her practical teaching methods and curricular approach to electromagnetics education. The book is intended for electrical engineering professors, students, lab instructors, and practicing engineers with an interest in teaching and learning. In summary, this book:
- Surveys methods and tools for teaching the foundations of wireless communications and electromagnetic theory
- Presents practical experience and best practices for topical coverage, course sequencing, and content
- Covers virtual laboratories, computer-assisted learning, and MATLAB tools
- Reviews flipped classroom and online teaching methods that support remote teaching and learning
- Helps instructors in RF systems, field theory, and wireless communications bring their teaching practice up to date
Dr. Krishnasamy T. Selvan is Professor in the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, SSN College of Engineering, since June 2012.
Dr. Karl F. Warnick is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at BYU.