The broad and strategic value of the freshmen engineering experience-FEE*

Bullen, Frank and Knight, Daniel (2006) The broad and strategic value of the freshmen engineering experience-FEE*. International Journal of Engineering Education, 22 (6). pp. 1241-1251. ISSN 0949-149X

Abstract

Many papers have been written on the teaching and learning value of the `freshmen engineering experience' (FEE), where FEE is an experimental, design project based course that provides a stimulating introduction to engineering for freshmen students. The research has largely focused on the pedagogical benefits obtained via the problem-based learning techniques implicit in well designed FEEs. Less well reported are the accompanying issues of pass and retention rates, integration with K-12 outreach programs, contributions towards national rankings and their overall strategic importance in engineering programs. This paper reviews the broad value and strategic role of FEE programs in the framework of engineering education


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version not held.
Depositing User: Ms Leslie Blay
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2010 01:39
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2011 02:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: freshmen experience; design; retention; integration; internationalization; engineering education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7399

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