June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Technological and Engineering Literacy/Philosophy of Engineering
The origin of this paper is “Finding the Sweet Spot between Engineering Faculty’s Willingness to Teach and Non-majors’ Willingness to Learn” (ASEE 2017 Session M349) panel discussion. The discussion focused on the challenge of increasing the understanding of engineering and technology among the majority of undergraduates who are not STEM majors. It included contributions from engineering faculty who successfully established general education courses on engineering topics for non-engineering students at their respective institutions with a focus of the development of strategies to create a broader national / international movement to promoting engineering for all students.
So, what should we do; why should what we do be taken seriously; how can a uniform technological literacy / philosophy of engineering message be broadcast; how can we identify our real audience and influence policy; how does this lead to a larger message; how can we educate the public to ask the right questions… the people we need to reach, the people outside academia, speak a different language.
What should our next action(s) be regarding technological literacy / philosophy of engineering? We have a pedagogy, we have history and definitions, we have theory / studies / data… is the missing piece the “Why?”
Hilgarth, C. O. (2019, June), “Where do we go from here?” A Discussion Regarding Technological Literacy / Philosophy of Engineering Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--31927
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