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ERIC Number: ED540039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Decisions about Teaching: What Factors Do Engineering Faculty Consider? Research Brief
Huang, Yi-Min; Yellin, Jessica; Turns, Jennifer
Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (NJ1)
Decision making is central to the teaching of engineering, however, little has been written about the teaching of engineering educators. The authors believe that engineering educators can benefit from insights into how to better prepare for teaching decisions since they are faced with teaching-related decisions on a daily basis. The findings from this study illustrate that time can be a valuable lens for showing the complexity of engineering educator decisions. Although participants generally acknowledged time as constraints or limitations, some participants' responses suggested creative solutions to overcome time as a limitation. The authors categorized these creative approaches along three dimensions: (1) Faculty-centered approaches; (2) Student-centered approaches; and (3) Content-centered approaches.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of Washington, Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE)