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Towards a Practical Approach for TE Education: A Pilot Study at the University of Bath

Lattanzio, Susan, Sajdakova, Jana, Burke, Richard, Parry, Glenn and Newnes, Linda (2020) Towards a Practical Approach for TE Education: A Pilot Study at the University of Bath In: 27th International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE2020), 01-10 July 2020, Virtual Conference.

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Abstract

Recent decades have seen increased interest in transdisciplinary (TD) research. To deliver on the promise of TD working there has been a call for the expansion of TD education in emerging literature. The challenge with proposed approaches is that they are often difficult to implement requiring significantly changed courses structures, and the coordination of teams of academic and industry experts to deliver. This creates a barrier to the main-streaming of TD education. Our research aims to create a practical approach for Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE) education which can be easily incorporated within existing course designs and in doing so facilitate wider disseminated. This paper presents the design and pilot of a TE session with MRes students from the University of Bath’s, Centre of Doctoral Training in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems. The session is evaluated by way of student feedback. The results show broad satisfaction with the session. Six of the eight indicated that they were satisfied with the quality of the session (two students were neutral). All students considered that the course material was presented in a clear and understandable way. All students considered that the course was accessible to their level of understanding. Future work will see the session delivered within additional engineering MSc courses at Bath and internationally with informal agreements in place with Universities in Colombia, Korea and Poland.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Lattanzio, Susan
Sajdakova, Jana
Burke, Richard
Parry, Glenng.parry@surrey.ac.uk
Newnes, Linda
Date : 30 May 2020
Funders : Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Grant Title : Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Uncontrolled Keywords : Transdisciplinary Education, Transdisciplinary Engineering Education, Engineering Education, Transdisciplinary Research, Transdisciplinary Engineering Research, Transdisciplinary Engineering, Transdisciplinary Engineering Design
Additional Information : Embargo OK Metadata Pending Awaiting article to be published online.
Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 11 Aug 2020 15:28
Last Modified : 11 Aug 2020 15:28
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/858390

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