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Academic Resource Network for Engineering and ICT Australia

Curriculum renewal in engineering through theory driven evaluation

Start: 2010
Report Publication Date: 2010
Primary Project Leader Caroline Crosthwaite

Funding
Amount: $219,000.00 Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Source: Priority Projects
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Summary
This project proposes to evaluate a recent and growing innovation in engineering which has been implemented in most of the universities in Australasia, the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Challenge for first year engineering students. All of the partner institutions have implemented this innovation differently and comparison of these different implementations affords us the opportunity to assemble " a body of carefully gathered data that provides evidence of which approaches work for which students in which learning environments" which will be of interest to all engineering schools and Engineers Without Borders with respect to future use of this innovation. The analysis will reveal the mechanisms underlying the Challenge's outcomes and understanding of these mechanisms will be used as the basis for subsequent curriculum renewal. This will generate a set of guidelines for embedding these mechanisms curriculum renewal which can be tested across multiple disciplines and will be of interest to the community of educators concerned with higher education and the ALTC.
Outcome
Keywords
Discipline Context › Engineering
Learning › Evaluation
Learning Experience › First Year Experience
Collaborative › Group Work
Learning › Pedagogy
Disciplines
  • Engineering
Education Levels
  • Higher Education
  • Professional Development
Project Members
No project Members

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Contacts

Associate Deans & Educational Leaders in Engineering

Program Leaders in Engineering

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Contacts

Associate Deans Learning & Teaching in ICT

Program Leaders in ICT

Postal Address

Australian Computer Society
[ARNEIA]
P.O. Box Q534
QVB
Sydney 1230
NSW

Email

info@ARNEIA.edu.au