Learning to learn engineering: A learning sciences approach to engineering curriculum design and implementation

Tristan Utschig, Daniel Apple, Steven Beyerlein, S. Raj Chaudhury, William Scheller, Daniel Litynski, Virgil Cox, Mohamed El-Sayed, David Leasure, J. R. Morgan

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This is an Innovative Practice Full Paper.Engineering education research has often tended to focus onsubject matter and effective pedagogy. Lacking is researchilluminating the learning process itself and development oflearning skills in engineering students. This paper presents aframework for engineering learner development that leveragesprocesses allowing learners to learn more effectively, i.e.,learning to learn engineering. Components include: engineeringknowledge forms and levels; relationships between engineeringknowledge and performance; risk factors; learner characteristicsthat produce working expertise; cultural shifts supportinglearner development, and a model for the engineering learningprocess. Two case studies show how these components guidecurricular implementation of learning to learn engineering.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Frontiers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationFostering innovation through diversity
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-1173-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) - San Jose Marriott, San Jose, United States
Duration: 03 Oct 201806 Oct 2018
http://fie2018.org/ (Conference website)
https://edas.info/p23986 (Conference program)


Conference2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)
Abbreviated titleFostering innovation through diversity
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Internet address


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