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Adapting Engineering Education to the New Century

Adapting Engineering Education to the New Century
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Author(s): A. K. Haghi (University of Guilan, Iran) and B. Noroozi (University of Guilan, Iran & University of Cincinnati, USA)
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 12
Source title: Web-Based Engineering Education: Critical Design and Effective Tools
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Donna Russell (University of Missouri at Kansas City, USA) and A.K. Haghi (University of Guilan, Iran)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-659-9.ch003

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Abstract

In this book chapter, the authors summarize their retrospections as engineering educators for more than 20 years. Consideration is given to a number of educational developments to which the authors have contributed during their career in academia and the contribution made to engineering and technological education. Increasing emphasis is being placed on establishing teaching and learning centers at the institutional level with the stated objective of improving the quality of teaching and education. The results of this study provide information for the revision of engineering curricula, the pedagogical training of engineering faculty and the preparation of engineering students for the academic challenges of higher education in the field. The book chapter provides an in-depth review of a range of critical factors liable to have a significant effect and impact on the sustainability of engineering as a discipline. Issues such as learning and teaching methodologies and the effect of E-development; and the importance of communications are discussed.

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