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When is quality assurance a constructive force in engineering education?

Pears, Arnold; Daniels, Mats; Nylen, Aletta; McDermott, Roger

Authors

Arnold Pears

Mats Daniels

Aletta Nylen

Roger McDermott



Abstract

Quality assurance processes in education have been a key area of engineering education development for several decades. ABET, ENQA - The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, as well as other agencies in Europe and the Asia Pacific have largely converged on a set of high level graduate outcomes, widely considered to be those most relevant to the engineering professions. We suggest that outcome assessment can be classified into four major approaches, education as a service (with the focus on identifying customers), as a process (with a focus on describing the formative impact of curriculum on learners), as a Body of Knowledge (with a focus on transmission of that knowledge and the generation of artefacts), and finally as expansion of the individual (focusing on holistic development of the intellect).

Citation

PEARS, A., DANIELS, M., NYLEN, A., and MCDERMOTT, R. 2020. When is quality assurance a constructive force in engineering education? In Proceedings of the 49th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Frontiers in education conference 2019 (FIE 2019): bridging education to the future, 16-19 October 2019, Cincinnati, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 9028377. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE43999.2019.9028377

Conference Name 49th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Frontiers in education conference 2019 (FIE 2019): bridging education to the future
Conference Location Cincinnati, USA
Start Date Oct 16, 2019
End Date Oct 19, 2019
Acceptance Date Feb 28, 2019
Online Publication Date Oct 19, 2019
Publication Date Mar 12, 2020
Deposit Date Apr 28, 2020
Publicly Available Date Apr 28, 2020
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Series ISSN 2377-634X
ISBN 9781728117478
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE43999.2019.9028377
Keywords Education; Quality assurance; Stakeholders; Europe; Standards; Pragmatics; Guidelines
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/894973

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