Engineering Education Research - the UK perspective at a time of change

Roger Penlington, Robin Clark, Jenna Tudor, Peter Willmot, Liz Willis, Mike Clifford

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Abstract

Engineering education in the United Kingdom is at the point of embarking upon an interesting journey into uncharted waters. At no point in the past have there been so many drivers for change and so many opportunities for the development of engineering pedagogy. This paper will look at how Engineering Education Research (EER) has developed within the UK and what differentiates it from the many small scale practitioner interventions, perhaps without a clear research question or with little evaluation, which are presented at numerous staff development sessions, workshops and conferences. From this position some examples of current projects will be described, outcomes of funding opportunities will be summarised and the benefits of collaboration with other disciplines illustrated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SEFI Annual Conference, 1st World EE Flash Week
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Engineering Recognition, Sustainability and Mobility
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherEuropean Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)
ISBN (Print)9782873520045
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
EventSEFI Annual Conference 2011: Global Engineering Recognition, Sustainability and Mobility - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 1 Sep 2011 → …

Conference

ConferenceSEFI Annual Conference 2011: Global Engineering Recognition, Sustainability and Mobility
Period1/09/11 → …

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