June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
NSF Grantees Poster Session
This poster is based on the results of a 2015 workshop for engineering educators, policy makers, engineering industry representatives, and funders of engineering education. In this workshop participants sought to develop a preliminary map of an engineering education ecosystem to better foster communication of needs an goals across “ecological niches” within the larger sphere of engineering education. Participant jointly developed a map of the ecosystem based on first, second, and third order interdependencies of themselves with other niches in the imagined ecosystem as well as identification of “keystone species” that transcend different ecological niches.
This poster will present the overall ecosystem map as derived from participant feedback as well as discuss findings that highlight how to maintain the overall health and resilience of the ecosystem. Particular strengths and weaknesses of the ecosystem analogy will be presented along with heuristics for all engineering educator who wish to better communicate with those elsewhere in the larger sphere of engineering education.
Cheville, R. A. (2017, June), Board # 22 : Ecosystems as Analogies for Engineering Education Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--27808
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