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Contextualizing the teaching and assessment of engineering skills

Yerworth, RJ; Gibson, A; Griffiths, J; Garcia-Souto, MP; (2017) Contextualizing the teaching and assessment of engineering skills. In: Bernardino, Jorge and Rocha, Joao and Quadrado, Jose Carlos, (eds.) Proceedings of the 45th SEFI Conference. (pp. pp. 544-550). SEFI (Societe Europeenne por la Formation des Ingenieurs) - European Society of Engineering Education: Portugal: Azores. Green open access

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Abstract

We are frequently being informed that Engineering graduates are not 'work ready', but lacking in a broad range of generic skills, despite these being mandatory for professional body accreditation. In this case study we present a newly developed second year undergraduate module which explicitly integrates the practice and assessment of generic skills with realistic technical challenges in 'scenarios' (week long intensive group projects). It is intended that this format would demonstrate the relevance of the generic skills to the students and hence improve engagement and learning. Observations by staff and feedback from students confirmed the success of this approach.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Contextualizing the teaching and assessment of engineering skills
Event: 45th SEFI Conference, 18-21 September 2017, Angra do Heroismo, Azores, Portugal
ISBN-13: 9789899887572
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.sefi.be/wp-content/uploads/SEFI_2017_P...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Transferable skills; Contextualized learning
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > VP: Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > VP: Education > UCL Arena Centre
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10025878
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