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East-West cooperation for the enhancement of teaching and learning engineering

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posted on 30.09.2014 by Peter Willmot, Elena V. Smirnova
This discussion paper considers the fundamental differences between engineering higher education in the former Soviet countries and those described by leading pedagogical researchers in the ‘west’. In particular, considered here are aspects of student centred active learning to develop ‘professional and transferable skills’ and the involvement of industry in the curriculum. The paper was written to stimulate much needed discussion and provide a vehicle for possible future co-operations by reporting on a 2013 symposium, held at Bauman Moscow State University “Preparation of Engineers – sharing the experiences of the UK”, promoting academia working with industry. The event was attended by representatives of eleven companies with interests in Russia. A centre for excellence is proposed to form an international hub for sharing good practices and pedagogic principles that promote education relevant to today’s global employment market.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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International Conference on Engineering Education http://ineer2014.rtu.lv/sites/default/files/Conference_Proceedings_Online_Index.html

Pages

500 - 507 (8)

Citation

WILLMOT, P. and SMIRNOVA, E.V., 2014. East-West cooperation for the enhancement of teaching and learning engineering. IN: Proceedings of the Joint International Conference on Engineering Education and the International Conference on Information Technology, ICEE/ICIT -2014, 2nd-6th June 2014, Riga, Latvia, pp. 500-507.

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iNEER

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

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This is a conference paper.

ISBN

9789934105609

Language

en

Location

Riga, Latvia

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