June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Educational Research and Methods
With funding from a National Science Foundation (NSF) IUSE/PFE: Revolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED) (hereinafter referred to as RED) grant, we aim to "revolutionize" engineering education, by preparing students to practice engineering using a contextual framework that embeds humanitarian, sustainable and social justice approaches alongside technical engineering skills. This research will produce and disseminate a model for redefining the “engineering canon” to include a professional spine threaded throughout the curriculum with the goal of developing “Changemaking Engineers”. The revised engineering canon will build upon engineering technical skills to include the knowledge and professional skills needed to empower our graduates to impact society and enhance the common good. The model will provide a template for change for similar institution-types and create a platform for change that moves away from narrowly-constructed and techno-centric epistemological approaches. This work in process provides a descriptive overview of our progress to date.
Roberts, C. A., & Olson, R., & Lord, S. M., & Camacho, M. M., & Huang, M. Z., & Perry, L. A. (2017, June), Work In Progress: Developing Changemaking Engineers (Year 2) Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/29152
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