Effective Learning and Teaching in Engineering / Edition 1

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Overview

Written to meet the need of teachers, lecturers and tutors at all stages in their career, this is the authoritative handbook for anyone wanting to and understanding the key issues, best practices and new developments in the world of engineering education and training.
The book is divided into sections which analyse what students should be learning, how they learn, and how the teaching and learning process and your own practice can be improved.
With contributions from experts around the world and a wealth of innovative case study material, this book is an essential purchase for anyone teaching engineering today.
The 'Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education'series deals with improving practice in higher education. Each title is written to meet the needs of those seeking professional accreditation and wishing to keep themselves up to date professionally.

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'This book would be a good purchase for those interested in expanding their teaching horizons.' - Chris Davies, Materials World, December 2005
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Meet the Author

Caroline Baillie is Dupont Chair in Engineering Education Research and Development at the Faculty of Applied Science, Queens University, Ontario, Canada. Ivan Moore was formerly Director of the Department for Learning Development at University of Portsmouth, UK.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : reflecting on effective learning and teaching in engineering education 1
1 Engineering education and the pedagogy of awareness 9
2 What outcome is engineering trying to achieve? 27
3 Capabilities-driven curriculum design 36
4 Case studies in engineering 51
5 Effective engineering education at a distance - a guide for the curious 72
6 Widening access - flexible and work-based learning 89
7 A holistic approach to mathematics support for engineering 100
8 Technology in support of learning 122
9 A critical look at innovative practice from the student perspective 139
10 The emergence of studio courses - an example of interactive learning 156
11 Personal development planning and portfolio building - introducing undergraduates to the processes of professional development 171
12 Integrated learning : one university's approach to change 187
13 Beyond reflection - where next for curricula which concentrate on abilities? 203
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