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Blended Design and Project Based Learning: a future for engineering education
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Monday, December 7 • 1:50pm - 3:30pm
| 2F | Workshop: Understanding Gender in Teamwork to Increase the Numbers of Women in Engineering

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The low numbers of women in engineering remains a concern in many parts of the world, including Australasia. Prior research on students’ experiences demonstrates that classroom experiences and interactions with other students and faculty disproportionately cause negative experiences for female and other minority students and lead to attrition from engineering programs. For a variety of reasons, teamwork is one component of engineering education frequently experienced differently by women and other minority students than by male students. Given that teamwork is of central and increasing importance, it is vital that faculty members understand how to maximize gender inclusivity of their teamwork components. A study conducted over the past year examined professors’ practices and discourses surrounding teamwork and gender (among other topics): this workshop is one outcome of that study.

Kacey Beddoes is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. This workshop is based on a U.S. National Science Foundation grant for which she is Principal Investigator (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1427553). Dr. Beddoes has previously organized and led workshops at AAEE, the American Society for Engineering Education, and Frontiers in Education conferences.

Grace Panther is a doctoral student in engineering conducting engineering education research at Oregon State University. She has previously led the design and implementation of a multi-day faculty development workshop for engineering instructors. She is leading a systematic literature review of gender and teamwork (in progress), which will inform the proposed workshop.

Monday December 7, 2015 1:50pm - 3:30pm
Gaming Room RACV Torquay map C8

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