I love teaching students to design! I’m also fascinated by theories about how students learn. At the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) , I’m going to be researching:
- How students’ ideas about “knowledge” and “knowing” mature over time.
- How DIT professors are helping students become more flexible problem-solvers.
- How DIT’s faculty has transformed its electrical engineering curriculum using a hands-on approach to education known as “student-centered, problem-based learning.”
I’m happy to report that these topics are of interest to the engineering education community… DIT’s Gavin Duffy and I have already been invited to present our work in Greece this September and to publish an article in the Journal of Engineering Education.