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Title: Engineering Education in Five Years (or Sooner!)
Url: http://www.engr.psu.edu/cde/projects/speakers/felder.asx
Creator: Felder, Richard M., 1939-
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University. College of Engineering
Description: "Engineering Education in Five Years (or Sooner!)" is a presentation that was delivered by Richard Felder at Pennsylvania State University on January 22, 2008. Engineering education is currently in a turbulent period. Chronic industry complaints about skill deficiencies in engineering graduates in an increasingly globalized environment, government commission reports supporting those complaints, and theABET outcomes-based accreditation system all call for major transformations in the ways engineering curricula are structured, delivered, and assessed. An impendingability of on-line universities to compete successfully for college applicants heightens the impetus for reform. As might be expected, many faculty members and administrators are less than enthusiastic about proposed changes, arguing that the existing system functions well and needs no radical revision.The ongoing debate involves four focal issues:• How should engineering curricula be structured?• How should engineering courses be taught and assessed (and what rolewill technology play)?• Who should teach?• How should the teachers be prepared?This talk outlines the opposing positions on each of these issues—the traditional position, which has been the predominant approach of the past five decades, and the alternative position—and offers predictions about the probable outcomes.Key phrase: Sustaining Technical Programs
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Libraries -- Library science. Information science -- The collections. The books -- Machine-readable bibliographic data. Information storage and retrieval systems -- By subject or form, A-Z -- Mechanical engineering. Machinery
Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- General works
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Philosophy -- Educational Philosophy
Key Concept: Physics
Mechanical engineering
Electrical engineering
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Event (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: wmv
Audience: Administrators
College/University Instructors
Curriculum Supervisors
Professional Formation
Teacher Educators
Teaching Professionals
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-11-01 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-12-29 12:59:01 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
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Resource URL Clicks: 11
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