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Title: Strategies for Embedding Scholarship in the Educational Experiences of Engineering Technology Undergraduate Students PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Aghayere, Abi
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: The hallmark of Engineering Technology (ET) programs is its student-centered curriculum and hands-on approach to teaching. Many institutions with ET programs now require scholarship of their ET faculty in addition to their teaching duties. In many institutions that have always emphasized scholarship and research, undergraduate student education has often times taken a back seat to research. The question that arises for ET programs as we begin to engage in scholarly activities is: how do we insure that ET scholarship is student-centered similar to ET teaching and curriculum? The benefits of scholarship to ET students include enhancement of their critical thinking, innovative, lifelong learning skills, skills that many ET employers today are looking for in our students. In this paper, the author examines issues relating to the importance of scholarship to ET undergraduate students, barriers to ET student scholarship, mechanisms for embedding scholarship in the ET curriculum, resources required to facilitate ET student scholarship, and feedback from ET student scholars who recently worked on a scholarly project with the author. The author concludes that embedding scholarship in the ET curriculum is very desirable and suggests some ways and means to facilitate and nurture student scholarship in ET.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Higher education -- Curriculum
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-08-27 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-19 22:26:25 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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