CASE Study: Reinventing Engineering Education

Objectives

Global competition and problems affect the future of our economic and national security, and the well-being of our Nation and the World. Global synergy will tame competition and yield to innovation that is better positioned to solve the problems we face as a Nation and the World. Engineers lead the way.

  • Identify the key competencies, skills, knowledge, and attitudes required for the future-ready engineer

  • Identify the actions, programs, and support systems to cultivate the future-ready engineer

Visualize What We Are Trying to Accomplish

Visualize engineering education

"I view Gardner’s 'Multiple Intelligences' as a set of divergent forces that at any point in time 'push or pull' the learner in different directions at 6 degrees of freedom, minimum; and I view the learner’s profile as a 'squishy ball' whose shape changes dynamically by the instantaneous 'push or pull' of the Multiple Intelligences."

"I view Gardner's 'Five Minds for the Future' as a set of convergent forces towards the greater good. Therefore, I consider the 'Five Minds for the Future' to be the attributes of 'create for good'."

Visualize engineering education

Design What We Are Trying to Accomplish - the Design Principles

  1. Develop synergies in teaching and learning (Synergies) to educate the whole student by integrating STEM, Liberal Arts (humanities, arts, and social sciences) and social responsibility

  2. Develop Synergies within an educational institution, say, Our University (OU), to enable different constituents to design and deliver teaching and learning (T&L) to students by creating (together) curricular, co-curricular, or ancillary learning activities. Constituents can be faculty from different programs/ schools/ colleges/ departments within OU.

  3. Develop Synergies between an educational institution (say OU), community, and industry to design and deliver T&L to students by creating (together) curricular, co-curricular, or ancillary learning activities.

  4. Design as an open system, to be able to connect not only to other future ready professional ecosystems, but also to ecosystems in primary and secondary education, as well as ecosystems  in vocational education

  5. Take it a step further: Design for "Universal-University", which is the University of the Future

Design What We Are Trying to Accomplish - the Design Space

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Operationalize What We Are Trying to Accomplish

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Take it a step further: Design for "Universal-University", the University of the Future

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Notes

Although I present Synergies by referring to Our University, one may replace "Our University" with any other educational institution and carry on the analysis proposed by Synergies.