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1st Edition

Experiential Learning in Engineering Education

  • Available for pre-order on April 3, 2023. Item will ship after April 24, 2023
ISBN 9780367439620
April 24, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
248 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Experiential Learning presents an evolving form of education that fundamentally involves "learning by doing" and having students reflect on the work. The book discusses these recent developments pertaining to the use of experiential learning in engineering education. Covering a range of innovations in experiential learning, the book explores development in laboratories, in-class and problem-based learning, project work, and society-based aspects, including indigenous elements in the curriculum. It includes case studies and examples sourced from institutions around the world.

  • Focuses on recent and practical aspects of implementing experiential learning to help improve engineering education.
  • Offers an examination of the undergraduate experience, which leads to professional certification.
  • Includes a chapter on lessons in other professional education areas, such as medicine and health care, business, and social work.

A broad readership will find value in this book, including faculty who teach undergraduate engineering courses; engineering education researchers; industry partners that provide co-op experience; and developers of training modules for practicing engineers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.  2. Education Theory and Experiential Learning.  3. Laboratories.  4. In-class Experiential Learning.  5. Problem Based Learning, CDIO and Project Based Learning.  6. Projects.  7. Cooperative Education.  8. Beyond the Curriculum: Undergraduate Research and Student Societies.  9. Lessons from Other Professional Programs.  10. Engineering and Society.  11. Final Pieces and Conclusion. 

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Alan L Steele is the Director for the Discovery Centre for Undergraduate Research and Engagement at Carleton University. He earned his PhD in Physics at the University of Salford in 1993. He is also a founding member of the Canadian Engineering Education Association. His research is centered around general engineering education, learning spaces, nonlinear optical fibre, optical switching, and microcontroller systems for biomedical and unmanned airborne system.