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Academic Resource Network for Engineering and ICT Australia

Engineering thresholds: an approach to curriculum renewal

Start: 2010
Report Publication Date: N/A
Primary Project Leader Caroline Baillie

Funding
Amount: $200,000.00 Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Source: Priority Projects
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Summary
In this project we are focusing on those essential and critical foundational concepts that substantively define the thresholds or portals for engineering students of any discipline. These concepts are the ones that 'open up' the terrain and facilitate learning of students in upper years. A unique opportunity has arisen at UWA to design an engineering program based on an understanding of these concepts. Engineering students will in future take an Engineering Science Major as part of a Bachelor of Science and within this will be a common foundational program. It is proposed to design the new foundation program based on threshold concept theory and the study of foundational thresholds. Workshops will be held with engineering lecturers across Australia to consider these and other thresholds in the basic levels of engineering degrees. A map of introductory level concepts and suggestions for helping students navigate through them will be developed for continual and iterative improvement, accessible to all
Outcome
Keywords
Content › Threshold Concepts
Disciplines
  • Engineering
Education Levels
  • Higher Education
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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