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A comparison of Swedish and Irish secondary students' conceptions of engineers and engineering using the draw-an-engineer test
Women are significantly underrepresented in engineering and engineering related disciplines. One area where this is clearly illustrated is in the percentage of females enrolled in higher education engineering courses. The ...
The predictive capacity of spatial ability for knowledge retention in third level technology and engineering education.
(Technology Education Research Group, 2019-06)
It is well established that spatial ability correlates with STEM performance. THis has been shown through substantial longitudinal evidence e.g. (Wai, Lubinski, & Benbow, 2009). Specifically, it has been demonstrated as ...
Engineering education research methods to determine conceptions of engineers and of engineering.
Engineering education research has been categorised into the five research areas of ‘engineering epistemologies’, ‘engineering learning mechanisms’, ‘engineering learning systems’, engineering diversity and inclusiveness’, ...
Theorizing the role of engineering for society: technological activity in context?
This paper establishes a theoretical position from which to analyse and reason about the difficulties associated with closing the gap between the provision of engineering education in universities and the needs of society. ...