Focus issue 184 June 2014
Improving industry engagement for better engineering degrees
By Robin King and Sally Male
Engineering faculties agree broadly with employers that their students should gain knowledge and real-life experience of engineering practice before they graduate.
STEM has a new meaning when it’s seen in everything
By John Loughran
Topics took on new meaning and STEM was seen in everything rather than as a single, distinct, separate and static subject that ‘had to be delivered’.
ICT underpins everything but we have issues in ICT education
By Leon Sterling
ICT is not a well-defined term but it has been extraordinarily successful in touching all aspects of society
Engineering education needs an international dimension
By John Beynon
For many universities around the world, particularly in the developed world, better education with fewer and often different resources has become the dominant conversation.
Future researchers need not be our mirror image
By Judy Raper
We need to develop ‘t-shaped’ engineers and ensure they both deepen and broaden their skills when they proceed to research degrees.
Challenges, opportunities and innovation in the engineering education landscape
By Ian Cameron
The past 20 years in higher education has been one of the most rapidly changing periods in the 200 years of formal engineering and technology education.
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