The Resource Centre contains practical material about good teaching and learning in the tertiary sector. The Resources can come from the Communities and Project Groups on the site. The Resources are high-quality, well-presented, evidence-based, and relevant to New Zealand.
This section includes items relevant to the teaching of Engineering and Related Technologies, including Authomotive Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, and Welding.
Most recent resources about Engineering and Related Technologies
This Australian project developed an advanced immersive learning environment for engineering students to deepen and enhance their knowledge and understanding of the design, operations and risk management of complex process systems. The environment provides virtual access on the desktop to major industrial operations that serve also for improved industrial operator training.
In this report, the perspectives of first-year apprentices (both continuing and discontinued) and pre-trade students are studied to explain the factors influencing young peoples’ decision to commence and continue with apprenticeship.
This project developed a process to embed augmented reality targets into course materials and trialled the materials developed with a group of learners to see whether or not having access to the images improved their learning experience and helped them engage with the material.
The [UK] Engineering Subject Centre has produced a series of peer-reviewed guides looking at various aspects of teaching and learning aimed at all those involved in engineering education. Includes topics such as teaching design, educational theories, enhancing first year student experience, teaching in labs, etc.
Engineering faculties across Australia are experiencing substantial pressure from industry, professional bodies and institutions to contextualise and embed graduate attributes in undergraduate programs. This project investigated good practice in the teaching and assessment of meta-attributes in engineering (reflective practice and systems thinking).
This project developed tools and approaches to enhance the quantitative and mathematical skills of students. A flexible electronic framework was created, through which students and educators can interactively generate a very large number of illustrative examples, problems and questions that cover a wide range of fundamental mathematical, statistical & quantitative skills.
The Centre supports and promotes high quality education in Materials and related disciplines, by encouraging and coordinating the development and adoption of effective practices in learning, teaching and assessment. It is a key dissemination channel for the work of the Centre and a valuable resource for members of the Materials community and other interested parties.
mathcentre is a UK on-line mathematics support centre which provides resources to help students make the transition from school-level to university-level mathematics. There are also resources and useful links for those who teach or support students.
As part of the Subject Network of the Higher Education Academy, the Engineering Subject Centre delivers support for learning and teaching to the UK higher education engineering community. It's mission is to improve the student learning experience in partnership with the UK engineering community.
Cooperative education, a form of experiential or work-integrated learning is common in tertiary educational institutions worldwide, but less so in New Zealand. How well do such programs work? What infrastructure is needed to ensure learning actually occurs? Are graduates of work-integrated learning programs able to satisfy employer needs? This chapter synthesizes decades of work around such issues, and details research initiatives that provide valuable insights into how students learn science on in the workplace, how their skill development matches that desired by employers, and best practice for management of work-integrated learning in science and engineering.