Enhancing student communication skills: the development of the PCR communication model for engineers

Dowling, David G. (2013) Enhancing student communication skills: the development of the PCR communication model for engineers. In: 41st Annual Engineering Education Conference(SEFI 2013): Engineering Education Fast Forward 1973-2013 , 16-20 Sep 2013 , Leuven, Belgium.

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Abstract

Communication is a critical part of engineering practice. Engineers communicate with members of the engineering team, with other engineers, with other professionals, with business people, with researchers, and with members of the public.
The results of a recent Australian project gave an insight into the importance of a range of communication skills from the perspective of 250 experienced engineers.
Just over one-third of the 64 competencies in the study
had a mean rating of between four and five on a five-point scale, including all eight of the communication competencies, with six of them being ranked in the top ten competencies. Eight competencies were rated as critical
(5 on the scale) by more than 50 per cent of the participants, including four of the communication competencies.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © KU Leuven 2013. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. Title in the program differs from final published title. Paper 25.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2014 23:22
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2014 05:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: communication skills; engineering competencies; interpersonal communications
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24658

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