29 Oct '14, 3pm

Professor wants to change engineering education, do you a agree? @EDNcom

It seems as though we ask the wrong questions about what should change. The focus has been on questioning what we teach as opposed to questioning on the culture of engineering education. You can get an idea of that by talking to engineering students. Their experience is that of suffering for four years so that they can become an engineer and get a good job at the end. The actual experiences are not that of empowering students but that of some people survive and some people don't. We see that in the language used in engineering education, such as the term "weed-out courses." That's not talked about. Instead, we talk about increasing the number of students in the engineering pipeline, about studying math and science in high schools, and in how students need to stick with it. As a community, we haven't addressed the culture of engineering education. Because of that, the exist...

Full article: http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/rowe-s-and-columns/4...

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