Engineering Course Supports Lifelong Learning

Engineering Course Supports Lifelong Learning

FEBRUARY 26, 2019

One of IWA’s newest course offerings is a general engineering course developed by the University
of Texas at Austin as part of its “Engineer Your World” program. Students in this course use math and science to solve problems, but teacher Dr. Johnson (a former engineer herself) sees that it opens the door to a much broader world. “Yes, students are required to have course experience in biology, chemistry, and math, but the underpinning approach is broadly applicable to the student’s journey of lifelong learning. Students have to work collaboratively in teams and value diverse perspectives. They have to demonstrate proficiency in the entire engineering design process including understanding user needs, interpreting project requirements, and designing, testing, building and – most importantly – re-designing prototypes. You need more than math and science to be able to solve problems successfully.” …Continue Reading

 

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