June 28, 1998
June 28, 1998
July 1, 1998
3.137.1 - 3.137.7
Changing the Culture: What's At the Center of Engineering Education?
Susan Ambrose Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence Carnegie Mellon University
1. Introduction: Old and New Paradigms
Over the past few years engineering educators have been talking about a paradigm shift which focuses more on learning than on teaching, on skills as well as knowledge, and which places students, not faculty, at the center of the educational process.[1,2,3] This discussion recognizes that teaching does not directly cause learning, but rather the learner’s attempts to perform cause learning, dependent upon the quality and timeliness of feedback and opportunities to use it. The  diagram below captures the essence of the shift.
Figure 1. Learning Paradigms (adapted from Oblinger and Maruyama 1996)
Ambrose, S. (1998, June), Changing The Culture: What's At The Center Of Engineering Education? Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/1-2--6957
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