At Eindhoven University of Technology, students participate in different courses to obtain their degree in engineering education. But what do they actually learn during their time at university? And how do they perceive their own learning? To answer these questions, TU/e developed a ‘learning gains framework’ for engineering education. Leaning on the CDIO framework as a basis, Martina van Uum and Birgit Pepin were inspired by other frameworks, such as the mathematical proficiency framework of the National Research Council, and a general learning gains framework (Vermunt et al., 2018). The framework developed by Van Uum and Pepin consists of five strands that are interwoven: 1) Disciplinary conceptual and procedural knowledge, 2) General cognitive learning, 3) Attitude, thought and learning, 4) Teamwork and communication, 5) The enterprise (see the figure below).
We are proud to inform you that the renewed Innovation Map is online. The new Innovation Map makes it easier for lecturers and support education staff to find tools, tips & tricks and background information on innovations in engineering education. A total of 179 innovations are posted, on topics such as: interdisciplinary engineering education, blended learning and virtual labs, future engineering skills, dealing with the diversity, coaching students and sustainable & active education.
4TU.CEE has evolved from a starting centre of expertise as part of the sector plan for engineering, into a stable, recognised and mature centre. In the past two years, 4TU.CEE invested in a variety of themes to contribute to the innovation of engineering education: future engineering skills, curriculum development, interdisciplinary engineering education, emerging technologies, engineering education for all (sustainable engineering education) and teaching excellence. In the Progress Report 2017-2018 you will find a selection of highlights under each of the mentioned themes.