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    • 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

    Award Date: 30 Jun 2010

    MA

    19962003

    Award Date: 27 Jun 2003

    PG Cert

    19951996

    Award Date: 28 Jun 1996

    BSc

    19921995

    Award Date: 30 Jun 1995

    External positions

    Member

    Keywords

    • LB2300 Higher Education

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    Research Output

    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
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  • 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

  • Activities

    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