International Perspectives on Engineering Education

International Perspectives on Engineering Education

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This inclusive cross-cultural study rethinks the nexus between engineering education and context. In so doing the book offers a reflection on contextual boundaries with an overall boundary crossing ambition and juxtaposes important cases of critical participation within engineering education with sophisticated scholarly reflection on both opportunities and discontents. Whether and in what way engineering education is or ought to be contextualized or de-contextualized is an object of heated debate among engineering educators. The uniqueness of this study is that this debate is given comprehensive coverage a€“ presenting both instrumentally inclined as well as radical positions on transforming engineering education. In contextualizing engineering education, this book offers diverse commentary from a range of disciplinary, meta- and interdisciplinary perspectives on how cultural, professional, institutional and educational systems contexts shape histories, structural dynamics, ideologies and challenges as well as new pathways in engineering education. Topics addressed include examining engineering education in countries ranging from India to America, to racial and gender equity in engineering education and incorporating social awareness into the area. Using context as a€œbridgea€ this book confronts engineering education head on. Contending engineering ideologies and corresponding views on context are juxtaposed with contending discourses of reform. The uniqueness of the book is that it brings together scholars from the humanities, the social sciences and engineering from Europe a€“ both East and West a€“ with the United States, China, Brazil, India and Australia.... educational activities and placing technical analysis a€“ and its underlying math and science a€“ at the service of that problem solving approach. ... (Mills and Treagust 2003), and service learning in engineering programs (Tsang 2000), as well as pre-college design education ... Here, the requirements include an introduction to STS, a course on design history and culture, two STS advanced topics coursesanbsp;...


Title:International Perspectives on Engineering Education
Author: Steen Hyldgaard Christensen, Christelle Didier, Andrew Jamison, Martin Meganck, Carl Mitcham, Byron Newberry
Publisher:Springer - 2015-05-25
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