Williams, Bill; Hattum-Janssen, Natascha van; Oliveira, José Manuel
Num mundo cada vez mais globalizado e em que o rápido desenvolvimento científico e tecnológico ocupa um papel central no desenvolvimento das sociedades, torna-se cada vez mais relevante discutir o perfil desejável dos profissionais de engenharia capazes de dar resposta a estes desafios, e consequentemente, discutir as processos de formação desses futuros engenheiros. No contexto internacional, estas necessidades têm vindo a fazer emergir a Investigação em Ensino de Engenharia (IEE) como um campo de investigação autónomo. Norteando-se pelos critérios de identidade para um campo de investigação de Fensham (2004), usado também por Borrego (2007), como princípios orientadores de análise, este...
Williams, Bill; Neto, Pedro; Carvalho, Isabel
In the teaching of engineering, lecture classes are often essentially expository with students in a passive role,
not preparing learners for autonomous work and this may contribute to high failure and attrition rates. One
way to combat this is through the application of Active Learning (AL) methodologies. In this paper results are
presented from the application of an AL Methodology in the classroom and outside it for a last year subject of a
BEng degree. A Learner Activity Monitoring Matrix has been used to monitoring in-class learner activity. Also
described is the implementation of AL outside class using an online learner management system (LMS) which
Williams, Bill; Neto, Pedro; Cardoso, Alberto; Carvalho, Carlos Vaz de; Magalhães, Fernão de; Rasteiro, M. Graça; Restivo, Maria Teresa; Zutin, Danilo G.
The International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP) and The Portuguese Society for Engineering Education (SPEE), the first being the oldest European Society for Engineering Education in Europe and the second the very young Society for Engineering Education in Portugal, have been intensifying the collaboration between the two societies as well as the exchange and dissemination of information about their relevant activities, whilst promoting understanding and cooperation between their respective members. One possible way is to create joint working groups, open to the members of both societies, on common topics of interest. In fact, both societies already kicked off this activity....
Williams, Bill; Neto, Pedro
In recent years, bibliometric analysis of publications has been receiving growing attention in engineering education research as an approach that can bring a number of benefits. In this paper two such forms, taxonomical analysis and citation analysis, are applied to papers from the first 2011 number of IEEE Transactions on Education (21 papers) and from the two 2011 numbers of the ASEE-published Advances in Engineering Education (22 papers). In the former approach, seven taxonomical dimensions are used to characterize the papers and in the second the references cited in the 43 papers were studied so as to analyze how the...