An exploration of cross-disciplinary engineering education research collaborations

Dowling, David (2009) An exploration of cross-disciplinary engineering education research collaborations. In: 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AaeE 2009): Engineering the Curriculum, 6-9 Dec 2009, Adelaide, Australia.


At a time when an increasing number of engineering academics are conducting research in the engineering education field it is important for them to recognise when they should collaborate with researchers from other fields. This paper begins with a story about a successful cross-disciplinary engineering education research collaboration that the author has been involved in for more than five years. The paper then provides readers with an insight into how cross-disciplinary engineering education research projects may be established and then discusses some of the structures and processes the collaborators can use to facilitate quality research outcomes.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © David Dowling, 2009. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2009 05:23
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 04:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: cross-disciplinary research; engineering education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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