Engaging Students in Meaningful Learning: Understanding Student Perspectives of Engineering Design Education

Richard Aleong, David Strong
2013 Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA)  
Learning how to design plays a vital role inengineering education to prepare students to solve openended,complex problems. To serve the continuousimprovement of engineering design education, a qualitative study of undergraduate engineering students'perspectives of engineering design was conducted. This research aims to understand the meaning students place on design in their engineering education and how thismeaning is described. By examining what students thinkabout learning and practicing
more » ... and practicing design, engineeringeducators can be better positioned to enhanceinstructional strategies and curriculum development. The full extent of the research findings and implicationswill be presented in the researcher's master's thesis. This spaper serves to highlight the application of qualitativeresearch and the learning sciences in engineering education.
doi:10.24908/pceea.v0i0.4610 fatcat:ojhx626brnarhh4vxgddawlndm