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What is Care in Engineering Teaching?

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

Publication Date

June 22, 2020

Start Date

June 22, 2020

End Date

June 26, 2021

Conference Session

Care and Inclusive Teaching

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Educational Research and Methods

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6

DOI

10.18260/1-2--35499

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https://peer.asee.org/35499

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Jorge A. Baier Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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He is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department and Associate Dean for Engineering Education at the Engineering School in Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Jorge holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in Canada and a Master's Degree in Engineering Sciences from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His research focuses on areas of automated reasoning in Artificial Intelligence; specifically, automated planning, search and knowledge representation. Currently his research focuses on understanding how machine learning techniques can be applied to the intelligent decision-making process, on the applicability of reasoning techniques and learning to databases. He is also an assistant researcher at the Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data.

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Isabel Hilliger P.E. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-5270-7655

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Isabel Hilliger is the Associate Director for Assessment and Evaluation at the Engineering Education Division in Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC). Isabel received a BEng from UC and an MA in Education Policy from Stanford University. She is currently a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at UC-Engineering. Her research theme is the use of methodologies and analytical tools for continuous curriculum improvement in Higher Education. She has created qualitative and quantitative instruments for outcome assessment in enginering education. She has also evaluated policy efforts towards engineering diversity and undergraduate research.

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Ximena Hidalgo Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Psychologist, faculty development coordinator, Division of Engineering Education. School of engineering of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Constanza Melian Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Sociologist.
Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator, Division of Engineering Education (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile).

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Abstract

The concept of care in teaching has been associated with the development of supportive, personalized relationships between teachers and students, and with the development of an emotionally safe environment inside and outside the classroom. Care in teaching has been found to have an impact on the emotional health and on the intrinsic motivation of students. Thus, arguably it also has a positive impact on learning experience. Existing literature does not identify what attitudes and practices can be implemented in schools of engineering to promote effective care in teaching. This paper describes the progress of an ongoing research currently carried out at a large engineering school in Chile. The investigation has two main objectives. First, to understand what does it mean to care in teaching; second, to understand what is the influence that caring teaching has on the students' learning experience.

Baier, J. A., & Hilliger, I., & Hidalgo, X., & Melian, C. (2020, June), What is Care in Engineering Teaching? Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35499

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