• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

20052019
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Personal profile

Research Interests

My current research interests include the learning and teaching of engineering mathematics, the psychology of learning mathematics and the application of active learninng paradigms in engineering education.

Teaching Activity

Undergraduate modules

  • Engineering Mathematics (ME11EM)
  • Design and Experimentation (ME1501)

Postgraduate modules

  • Engineering Analysis (SE4022)
  • Practical Numerical Methods (ME4510)

 

Administrative Roles

  • Chair of Academic Assembly.
  • Lead on Outreach activities for Mechanical Engineering and Design.
  • Convenor for Engineering Mathematics, UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network.

Employment

  • 2017 – Present Lecturer Engineering Mathematics/Statistics.
  • 2016 – 2017       Director Aston University Foundation Centre
  • 2010 – 2016       Director Engineering and Science Foundation Programmes.
  • 2008– 2010       Learning Development Advisor (Mathematics), Aston University.     
  • 2006 – 2008       Secondment to University of Plymouth, HELP-CETL.

  • 2003 – 2006       Wireless Applications Project Leader. Cornwall College.

 

General

  • Design Navigator.  Advise colleagues on the design and implementation of new programmes of study.
  • RITE programme (HEA trecognition programme) panel member and mentor.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Plymouth University

20042010

MA

19962003

PG Cert

19951996

BSc

19921995

External positions

Member

Keywords

  • LB2300 Higher Education

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Research Output 2005 2019

Using open ended, ill formed problems to develop and assess Engineering Mathematics competencies.

Peters, M. D., 20 Apr 2019, Realising Ambitions: Proceedings of the 6th Annual Symposium of the United Kingdom & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network. University of Portsmouth, p. 81-90

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
mathematics
engineering
education
time management
student

Implementing PBL within a First Year Engineering Mathematics Module

Peters, M. D., 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Introducing PBL to first year engineering mathematics

Peters, M. D., 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

The trust issue: implementing peer-assessment in an undergraduate professional development context

Peters, M. & Bartholomew, P., 2016, Assessing learning in Higher Education. Bartholomew, P., Branch, J. & Nygaard, C. (eds.). Faringdon (UK): Libri, p. 171-192 22 p. (The Learning in Higher Education Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Using cognitive load theory to inform a problem based approach to learning engineering mathematics

Peters, M., May 2016, Problem-based learning: perspectives, methods and challenges. Henderson, R. (ed.). Nova science, p. 165-180 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

mathematics
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learning
engineer

Activities 2010 2019

Engineering and Bridges

Michael Peters (Presenter)
9 Jul 201912 Jul 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

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Storm the Castle

Michael Peters (Presenter)
1 Jul 20193 Jul 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

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7th International CDIO Conference

Michael Peters (Speaker)
25 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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LAC Designing and Building Bridges

Michael Peters (Lecturer)
17 Apr 201918 Apr 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network (External organisation)

Michael Peters (Member)
2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network