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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 ...
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. ...
MIND strengths: the unique cognitive architecture of engineering and technology students.
Engineering and technology education is uniquely positioned within formal education systems to facilitate the development of a broad range of cognitive competencies such as designerly thinking, spatial reasoning and ...