Developing an engineering education research culture

Brodie, Lyn and Bullen, Frank and Gibbings, Peter (2011) Developing an engineering education research culture. In: EDUCON 2011: Learning Environments and Ecosystems in Engineering Education, 4-6 Apr 2011, Amman, Jordan.

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Engineering education now demands that we quip our
students with key transferable skills that will enable them to meet the demands of rapidly changing technology and societal expectations of engineers. This paper investigates the role of improved leadership in learning and teaching, through the position of the Associate Dean Learning and Teaching (AD-LT), and faculty supported research in engineering education to ensure graduates are equipped with appropriate technical knowledge and key graduate attributes such as lifelong learning. The paper describes the management structure in place in most Australian Universities and general role that the AD-LT plays in
improving teaching and educational outcomes and curriculum
development. In addition it investigates the role of an
Engineering Education Research Group and how the activities of such a group can support the Associate Dean Learning and
Teaching. Establishing and supporting a research group and how such a group can improve learning and teaching outcomes in the faculty at a practical level are described. It is argued that supporting educational research and having a management structure within the faculty, which is directly responsible for learning and teaching issues, not only improves the educational outcomes for students but also the key research performance indicators for the faculty and staff.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2011 05:53
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 02:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational leadership; education research; learning; higher education research and teaching; management education
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350709 Organisation and management theory
40 ENGINEERING > 4099 Other engineering > 409999 Other engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
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