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There has been an exponential rise in both the public and private universities in Pakistan sincethe creation of Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2002. There are over 40 universities andcolleges which are providing education in Engineering and Technology in the country of about180 million people. At the time of independence in 1947 from United Kingdom there was noengineering university and barely a few engineering colleges. According to one estimate,Pakistan produces about 445,000 university graduates and 10,000 computer science graduatesper year.Engineering and technology plays an important role in the development of a country which alsohelps in job creation leading to improvement in the standard of living. However the job ofeducating engineers has become more challenging on the face of addressing issues such aspoverty reduction, sustainable development, disaster response, climate change, reconstructionand risk reduction. These challenges are further compounded with new trends of learning andteaching in engineering education. The learning is not only knowledge acquisition orparticipation in a social community but also about knowledge creation as in the case of projectbased learning. Similarly the new developments in electronic media are leading to enormouschallenges for teachers in regards to the role digital devices can and should play in the learningprocess. For some educators, the view is that technology should only be utilized as a tool to helpfacilitate student understanding and mastery of the current curriculum. Whereas for othereducators, technology is as fundamental to learning as reading and writing and therefore mustbecome a separate segment of the school curriculum.The purpose of our presentation is to review the state of engineering education in Pakistan. A setof pedagogical techniques, tools and methodologies are explored to foster the growth of thescholarship of teaching and learning in engineering education. The presentation will also discussthe means of improving engineering education incorporating new trends and teachingmethodologies and offer suggestions based on collaborations, partnerships, and joint programsbetween US and Pakistani universities.
Qazi, S., & Khalid, A., & Malik, Q. H. (2013, June), Incorporating New Trends and Teaching Methodologies: Improving State of Engineering Education In Pakistann Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19748
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