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Ensuring Quality in Professional Education Volume II

Engineering Pedagogy and International Knowledge Structures

Editors: Trimmer, Karen, Newman, Tara, Padró, Fernando (Eds.)

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  • Analyses quality teaching in professional education within the engineering and international knowledge structure fields
  • Examines the choices academics responsible for delivering this education make to ensure quality 
  • Emphasises the importance of the balance between the academic and practical for developing skills
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About this book

This book examines quality teaching in professional education in the fields of engineering and international knowledge structures. The second of a two-volume series, the editors and contributors structure the book around case studies which highlight the elements constituting good practice within professional education. While there is no one specific route to prepare well-qualified professionals, this volume explores the decisions the academics responsible for delivering this education make to ensure quality curricula. Ultimately, the key to effective preparations rests with the value employers place on the focus, emphasis and balance between the academic and practical in relation to their own expectations for skills that graduates must have. The second volume in this collection will appeal to students and scholars of professional pedagogy, and engineering pedagogy more specifically.

About the authors

Karen Trimmer is Professor in the Faculty of Business, Law, Education and Arts at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. 
Tara Newman is Lecturer in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University, USA.
Fernando F. Padró is Associate Professor and Director of Learning and Teaching Support at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • How about Professionalism, Professions and Standards: The Creation of Acculturated Professionals

    Padró, Fernando F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Evaluating the Student Experience: A Critical Review of the Use of Surveys to Enhance the Student Experience

    Sharpe, Rhona

    Pages 29-45

  • ‘Quality’ in an Era of Austerity: Challenges for Irish Universities

    Clarke, Marie

    Pages 47-69

  • Accessing Expert Understanding: The Value of Visualising Knowledge Structures in Professional Education

    Kinchin, Ian M.

    Pages 71-89

  • Serving Ethically: A Developing Country Perspective on Quality Education for Professional Practice

    Baird, Jeanette

    Pages 91-113

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01084-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01083-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ensuring Quality in Professional Education Volume II
Book Subtitle
Engineering Pedagogy and International Knowledge Structures
Editors
  • Karen Trimmer
  • Tara Newman
  • Fernando Padró
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01084-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01084-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01083-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 294
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
Topics