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This theory paper focuses on how agency is framed and used in engineering education concerning faculty and students. There is a diverse landscape of how agency has been defined and studied in social science, which presents challenges in understanding the breadth of how agency has been defined and studied in higher education. As a result, this narrative review highlights possible uses of agency as a framework to examine innovation in engineering education across multiple levels of the educational system. Furthermore, this paper supports the importance of agency in facilitating diverse pathways into engineering, promoting a liberal approach to engineering education, and supporting individual diversity as a way to potentially shift dominant mindsets, cultures, and structures that disrupt the ability to make change in engineering education.
Benedict, B. S., & Maxey, K. R., & Verdín, D., & Godwin, A. (2020, June), A Review of Agentic Frameworks in Engineering Education Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34044
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