From Trailing & Failing to Learning & Progressing:A bespoke approach to failure in engineering education


Starting with the research question “How can we reverse the negative impact of failure on engineering students’ futures?” the ‘Changing Futures Project’ is a five year longitudinal project which aims to identify and address the pedagogy of failure, and in doing so make a positive difference to students’ educational outcomes and progress. It builds on previous work [1, 2] to look at the issues behind ‘failure’ from the perspectives of individual students. In looking at the issues through the eyes of the students themselves this paper makes a distinctive contribution to current debates to the field of engineering education in general, but particularly in the areas of attrition, retention and student support. The paper ends with a total of 10 recommendations for institutions, colleagues and students

Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston STEM Education Centre
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2017-07-06
Accepted Date: 2017-05-22
Authors: Clark, Robin P
Andrews, Jane E (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-0984-6267)



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