Equality & Equity: Effecting a Paradigm Shift in Engineering Education through Pedagogical Research


The need for research in engineering education research to guide and inform the curriculum is reflected in the literature, much of which focuses on how to prepare graduates for the world of work. Yet, despite an increasing interest in the use of research informed teaching, many engineering colleagues continue to look at each cohort collectively, with little attention given to diversity or individuality. One of the reasons for this may be difficulties in sampling, with no choice but to use a particular university population as a sampling framework, it can be difficult for colleagues to focus on the experiences of one particular demographic group. Moreover, there is little doubt that the complexity of social-science sampling, combined with the fact that students tend to make less predictable research subjects than do the scientific variables engineers usually work with, it is not surprising that many engineering colleagues find the language and culture of social science research methodology difficult.

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
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors
Event Title: Symposium on Equality & Equity in Engineering Education
Event Type: Other
Event Location: UCL
Event Dates: 2016-04-01 - 2016-04-01
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2024 07:49
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 14:10
PURE Output Type: Abstract
Published Date: 2016-04-01
Accepted Date: 2016-04-01
Authors: Andrews, Jane E (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-0984-6267)
Phull, Sukhvinder S
Clark, Robin P



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