Engineering the future! Innovation in learning & teaching

an empirical approach

Robin Clark, Jane Andrews

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

Abstract

Learning and teaching approaches to engineering are generally perceived to be difficult and academically challenging. Such challenges are reflected in high levels of student attrition and failure. In addressing this issue, a unique approach to engineering education has been developed by one of the paper authors. This approach, which is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate levels, brings together pedagogic and engineering epistemologies in an empirically grounded framework. It is underpinned by three distinctive concepts: Relationships, Variety & Alignment. Based upon research, the R + V + A approach to engineering education provides a learning and teaching strategy which in enhancing the student experience increases retention and positively impacts student success. In discussing the emergent findings of a study into the pedagogical value of the approach the paper makes a significant contribution to academic theory and practice in this area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSRHE Annual Research Conference
PublisherSociété Eropéenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2010
EventSRHE Annual Research Conference 2010 -
Duration: 14 Dec 201016 Dec 2010

Conference

ConferenceSRHE Annual Research Conference 2010
Period14/12/1016/12/10

Fingerprint

engineering
innovation
Teaching
learning
student
pedagogics
teaching strategy
learning strategy
epistemology
education
Values
experience

Cite this

Clark, R., & Andrews, J. (2010). Engineering the future! Innovation in learning & teaching: an empirical approach. In SRHE Annual Research Conference Société Eropéenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs.
Clark, Robin ; Andrews, Jane. / Engineering the future! Innovation in learning & teaching : an empirical approach. SRHE Annual Research Conference. Société Eropéenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs, 2010.
@inproceedings{4992361a14964166a1549bba70e8e51e,
title = "Engineering the future! Innovation in learning & teaching: an empirical approach",
abstract = "Learning and teaching approaches to engineering are generally perceived to be difficult and academically challenging. Such challenges are reflected in high levels of student attrition and failure. In addressing this issue, a unique approach to engineering education has been developed by one of the paper authors. This approach, which is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate levels, brings together pedagogic and engineering epistemologies in an empirically grounded framework. It is underpinned by three distinctive concepts: Relationships, Variety & Alignment. Based upon research, the R + V + A approach to engineering education provides a learning and teaching strategy which in enhancing the student experience increases retention and positively impacts student success. In discussing the emergent findings of a study into the pedagogical value of the approach the paper makes a significant contribution to academic theory and practice in this area.",
author = "Robin Clark and Jane Andrews",
year = "2010",
month = "12",
day = "8",
language = "English",
booktitle = "SRHE Annual Research Conference",
publisher = "Soci{\'e}t{\'e} Erop{\'e}enne pour la Formation des Ing{\'e}nieurs",

}

Clark, R & Andrews, J 2010, Engineering the future! Innovation in learning & teaching: an empirical approach. in SRHE Annual Research Conference. Société Eropéenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs, SRHE Annual Research Conference 2010, 14/12/10.

Engineering the future! Innovation in learning & teaching : an empirical approach. / Clark, Robin; Andrews, Jane.

SRHE Annual Research Conference. Société Eropéenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs, 2010.

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

TY - GEN

T1 - Engineering the future! Innovation in learning & teaching

T2 - an empirical approach

AU - Clark, Robin

AU - Andrews, Jane

PY - 2010/12/8

Y1 - 2010/12/8

N2 - Learning and teaching approaches to engineering are generally perceived to be difficult and academically challenging. Such challenges are reflected in high levels of student attrition and failure. In addressing this issue, a unique approach to engineering education has been developed by one of the paper authors. This approach, which is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate levels, brings together pedagogic and engineering epistemologies in an empirically grounded framework. It is underpinned by three distinctive concepts: Relationships, Variety & Alignment. Based upon research, the R + V + A approach to engineering education provides a learning and teaching strategy which in enhancing the student experience increases retention and positively impacts student success. In discussing the emergent findings of a study into the pedagogical value of the approach the paper makes a significant contribution to academic theory and practice in this area.

AB - Learning and teaching approaches to engineering are generally perceived to be difficult and academically challenging. Such challenges are reflected in high levels of student attrition and failure. In addressing this issue, a unique approach to engineering education has been developed by one of the paper authors. This approach, which is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate levels, brings together pedagogic and engineering epistemologies in an empirically grounded framework. It is underpinned by three distinctive concepts: Relationships, Variety & Alignment. Based upon research, the R + V + A approach to engineering education provides a learning and teaching strategy which in enhancing the student experience increases retention and positively impacts student success. In discussing the emergent findings of a study into the pedagogical value of the approach the paper makes a significant contribution to academic theory and practice in this area.

M3 - Conference contribution

BT - SRHE Annual Research Conference

PB - Société Eropéenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs

ER -

Clark R, Andrews J. Engineering the future! Innovation in learning & teaching: an empirical approach. In SRHE Annual Research Conference. Société Eropéenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs. 2010