The Challenge of Reframing Engineering Education

Author: Dennis Sale
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9814560294
Format: PDF
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The Challenge of Reframing Engineering Education is the first book to document the experience of implementing the CDIO Engineering Educational Framework in a large educational institution in the Asian context. It focuses on how to successfully implement and manage the key stages, activities and inevitable challenges that have to be negotiated in any large scale curriculum innovation. Its main purpose is to provide a practical resource for curriculum innovators and practitioners on what needs to be done, how and on what basis. It is written in a more narrative style than is typical of the genre, engaging the reader more intimately with the actual decision making processes and rationale that underpins curriculum innovation in the real context of institutional life. The book also encompasses many innovative practices for supporting student learning which are relevant in all mainstream educational contexts. These include an evidence-based learning approach for creative teaching, an explicit model for developing good thinking and a design framework for producing effective and efficient blended learning.

Creative Teaching

Author: Dennis Sale
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9812875344
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This book contains an evidence-based pedagogic guide to enable any motivated teaching/training professional to be able to teach effectively and creatively. It firstly summarises the extensive research field on human psychological functioning relating to learning and how this can be fully utilised in the design and facilitation of quality learning experiences. It then demonstrates what creativity actually 'looks like' in terms of teaching practices, modelling the underpinning processes of creative learning design and how to apply these in lesson planning. The book, having established an evidence-based and pedagogically driven approach to creative learning design, extensively focuses on key challenges facing teaching professionals today. These include utilising information technologies in blended learning formats, differentiating instruction, and developing self-directed learners who can think well. The main purpose of the book is to demystify what it means to teach creatively, explicitly demonstrating the principles of good pedagogic design and communication strategies that underpin such activity. The message is clear - creative teaching competence is both a highly useful and a learnable capability.

Philosophy and Engineering

Author: Diane P. Michelfelder
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319451936
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume, the result of an ongoing bridge building effort among engineers and humanists, addresses a variety of philosophical, ethical, and policy issues emanating from engineering and technology. Interwoven through its chapters are two themes, often held in tension with one another: “Exploring Boundaries” and “Expanding Connections.” “Expanding Connections” highlights contributions that look to philosophy for insight into some of the challenges engineers face in working with policy makers, lay designers, and other members of the public. It also speaks to reflections included in this volume on the connections between fact and value, reason and emotion, engineering practice and the social good, and, of course, between engineering and philosophy. “Exploring Boundaries” highlights contributions that focus on some type of demarcation. Public policy sets a boundary between what is regulated from what is not, academic disciplines delimit themselves by their subjects and methods of inquiry, and professions approach problems with unique goals and by using concepts and language in particular ways that create potential obstacles to collaboration with other fields. These and other forms of boundary setting are also addressed in this volume. Contributors explore these two themes in a variety of specific contexts, including engineering epistemology, engineers’ social responsibilities, engineering and public policy-making, engineering innovation, and the affective dimensions of engineering work. The book also includes analyses of social and ethical issues with emerging technologies such as 3-D printing and its use in medical applications, as well as social robots. Initial versions of the invited papers included in this book were first presented at the 2014 meeting of the Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology (fPET), held at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. The volume furthers fPET’s intent of extending and developing the philosophy of engineering as an academic field, and encouraging conversation, promoting a sense of shared enterprise, and building community among philosophers and engineers across a diversity of cultural backgrounds and approaches to inquiry.

Overcoming Challenges in Software Engineering Education Delivering Non Technical Knowledge and Skills

Author: Yu, Liguo
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466658010
Format: PDF, Docs
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Computer science graduates often find software engineering knowledge and skills are more in demand after they join the industry. However, given the lecture-based curriculum present in academia, it is not an easy undertaking to deliver industry-standard knowledge and skills in a software engineering classroom as such lectures hardly engage or convince students. Overcoming Challenges in Software Engineering Education: Delivering Non-Technical Knowledge and Skills combines recent advances and best practices to improve the curriculum of software engineering education. This book is an essential reference source for researchers and educators seeking to bridge the gap between industry expectations and what academia can provide in software engineering education.

Engineering Identities Epistemologies and Values

Author: Steen Hyldgaard Christensen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319161725
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This second companion volume on engineering studies considers engineering practice including contextual analyses of engineering identity, epistemologies and values. Key overlapping questions examine such issues as an engineering identity, engineering self-understandings enacted in the professional world, distinctive characters of engineering knowledge and how engineering science and engineering design interact in practice. Authors bring with them perspectives from their institutional homes in Europe, North America, Australia\ and Asia. The volume includes 24 contributions by more than 30 authors from engineering, the social sciences and the humanities. Additional issues the chapters scrutinize include prominent norms of engineering, how they interact with the values of efficiency or environmental sustainability. A concluding set of articles considers the meaning of context more generally by asking if engineers create their own contexts or are they created by contexts. Taken as a whole, this collection of original scholarly work is unique in its broad, multidisciplinary consideration of the changing character of engineering practice.

Reframing Spiritual Formation

Author: Edward H. Hammett
Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781573123754
Format: PDF
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Reframing Spiritual Formation takes seriously the realities of an increasingly secular, pluralistic and spiritually thirsty population base most churches face with fear, yet are called to reach and disciple. Hammett provides succinct overviews of the challenges and opportunities these realities bring to the doors of churches and their leaders. His primary focus is on facilitative questions and practical ideas for discipling the churched and the unchurched who are seeking grounding and meaning in this rapidly changing world.

Reframing Reform

Author: Robert V. Carlson
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780801311062
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The goal of 'Reframing and Reforming' is to encourage 'frame experiments' based on a variety of perspectives on organizations and leadership. The literature reviewed in this text offers views on the need and potential for developing the ability to reframe our experiences.

Managing with the Power of NLP

Author: David Molden
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273707912
Format: PDF, ePub
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?Management destiny is not a matter of chance, it?s a matter of choice.? The human mind is the most powerful computer on earth. We?ve never needed its full capacity more than we do today - demands on managers are ever greater and more complex. The good news is that the key to tapping the full potential of your mind to make you a more effective and efficient manager is available now. Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) is well established as a powerful tool to develop your potential and make things happen. It can help you create order from chaos, but an order that is capable of changing and evolving in sympathy with the needs of your people and your business. This book will show you how to look beyond conventional teaching models for new ways of developing your management style and skills. Managing with the Power of NLP demystifies NLP and shows you how to apply it to your daily managerial life for enhanced performance. It enables you to build effective strategies for leadership, communication and innovation and is packed with practical methods, applications and examples to make it easy to gradually implement them. Your team will notice the difference, and so will your boss!

Reframing Diversity in Education

Author: Joan Poliner Shapiro
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
ISBN:
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Now in Paperback! Demographic changes in the U.S. are increasing and accelerating diversity. This book provides an in-depth review and analysis of student diversity and how these differences affect learning. Diversities in race, gender, culture, social class, and learning ability are examined, and assessment and multiple intelligences are explored.