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ERIC Number: ED444861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-8
Pages: 9
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The Globalization and the Engineering Teaching for the XXI Century.
Ricardo, Chrobak
This paper discusses current theories of learning and their application to engineering education, particularly in Latin American nations. The principal objective is to show methods by which insight can be gained into human learning, particularly in the engineering colleges. The development of more effective engineering teaching remains a necessary task. Few institutions have done something to improve the quality of learning and to raise students' motivation. The theories of Ausubel, Novak, and Gowin are examined. The paper assumes two fundamental premises: (1) the nature of classroom learning and the factors influencing that learning can be unquestionably determined; and (2) such knowledge can be both systematized and transmitted to prospective professors. The paper concludes that engineering teaching changes are realizable when powered by a comprehensive theory of education and a constructivist point of view. (Contains 31 references.) (WRM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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