CONTEMPORARY TEACHING METHODS EMPHASIZING CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING ADAPTED FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION AT ESTONIAN CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING PEDAGOGY

TitleCONTEMPORARY TEACHING METHODS EMPHASIZING CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING ADAPTED FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION AT ESTONIAN CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING PEDAGOGY
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsRüütmann, T, Vanaveski, J
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume11
Start Page159-169
Date PublishedMay/2009
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 886227
Keywordsinteractive lectures, teaching methods
Abstract

Engineering educators should gain greater confidence through the use of extended range of contemporary teaching tools by obtaining specifics of the art of teaching. Teaching methods fostering active and long-term engagement with learning tasks are used at Estonian Centre for Engineering Pedagogy. Understanding student different learning styles is one of the midpoints of teacher training. The aim of the study programme for engineering educators is to abolish mismatches between students’ common learning styles and traditional teaching styles of engineering educators. The curriculum for engineering educators concentrates on interactive lectures and contemporary teaching methods emphasising conceptual understanding, adapted specially for engineering education, being introduced in the following article.     

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Refereed DesignationRefereed
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