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Our priorities

During the 2015 Symposium, the participants considered the priority areas for research from the Network’s collective perspective.

The key themes identified were:

1.  Understanding the population of ‘engineers’ in terms

  • of why people come into Engineering or Engineering roles at any stage in their life
  • of why people leave Engineering or Engineering roles at any stage in their life

2.  Enabling HEI’s to better prepare students for practice in terms of

  • Teaching students how to learn from experience
  • Teaching students how to find, learn and assimilate new knowledge
  • Developing students meta-cognition i.e. knowing what they know and what they don’t know
  • Developing students capabilities, confidence and credibility
  • Making learning more authentic

3. Enabling a better understanding and definition of the

  • skills and attributes of those able to perform Engineering roles
  • knowledge that is needed / not needed to perform Engineering roles