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Blended Design and Project Based Learning: a future for engineering education
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Monday, December 7 • 4:20pm - 4:35pm
| 3C | Shifting the Focus. Incorporating knowledge about Aboriginal engineering into main stream content

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The concept of 'Aboriginal engineering' has had little exposure in conventional engineering education programs, despite more than 40,000 years of active human engagement with the diverse Australian environment. The work reported in this paper began with the premise that Indigenous Student Support Through Indigenous Perspectives Embedded in Engineering Curricula (Goldfinch, et al 2013) would provide a clear and replicable means of encouraging Aboriginal teenagers to consider a career in engineering. Although that remains a key outcome of this OLT project, the direction taken by the research had led to additional insights and perspectives that have wide implications for engineering education more generally. There has only been passing reference to the achievements of Aboriginal engineering in current texts, and the very absence of such references was a prompt to explore further as our work developed.

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Elyssebeth Leigh

Senior Lecturer, UOW
Simulation - all forms from engineering specific to role play based scenarios, virtual worlds, virtual reality, complexity and 21st century learning strategies

Monday December 7, 2015 4:20pm - 4:35pm
Zeally Room RACV Torquay map C5

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