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Blended Design and Project Based Learning: a future for engineering education
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Monday, December 7 • 2:20pm - 2:35pm
| 2D | Reconceptualising Engineering Research as Boyer's Four Scholarships

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Engineering research needs to be reconceptualised from the Scholarship of Discovery to the inclusion of all Boyer’s four scholarships for it to be relevant to industry. The recent introduction of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) has led to engineering degrees shifting to honours level qualifications around the country. This has required the explicit teaching of research principles and methods, as well as a research project. Up until now, the implementation of this has been largely modelled from research training in science degrees, where the approach to research is aligned to Boyer’s Scholarship of Discovery. However, it is argued that engineering research, and particularly engineering research in industry, is more aligned to Boyer’s Scholarship of Application and Integration. Therefore, the teaching of research to undergraduate engineering students needs to be reconceptualised as the Boyer’s four Scholarships to better equip graduates for all engineering career paths.


Monday December 7, 2015 2:20pm - 2:35pm
Bells Room RACV Torquay map C5

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