ed research · for faculty · SoTL

SoTL Resources

Over the last 3 years, I’ve spent some time curating SoTL resources for colleagues on the MRU Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning’s website.  I thought I’d capture them here as well:   About SoTL Bernstein, D. (2010) Finding Your Place in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, International Journal for the Scholarship of… Continue reading SoTL Resources

design · engineering · engineering design

design thinking in the K-12 classroom

Here is an article about a very cool initiative – Project Zero out of Harvard.  The research is investigating the theory that “kids learn best when they’re actively engaged in designing and creating projects to explore concepts.”  In other words, when they are doing engineering-like activities such as tinkering, designing, and reverse-engineering previously designed objects!!… Continue reading design thinking in the K-12 classroom

engineering · for students

Engineering Degree “has legs”

Most students may not be planning to do a second degree or a different career when they start in the engineering program, but it’s good to know that your degree “has legs”, as explained in this article in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix: http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=538c0d5d-e354-473d-836a-e9f089a30455&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UniversityAffairsMediaScan+%28Media+Scan+|+University+Affairs%29&utm_content=Google+International   What do they mean?  They mean that “an undergraduate degree in… Continue reading Engineering Degree “has legs”

ed research · engineering ed · STEM issues

Tutorials in STEM courses: are they useful?

Below, you will see the description of a research study that is being launched this year in the department of Mathematics, Physics & Engineering at Mount Royal University (MRU). Please contact me by email or by leaving a comment on this blog if you have comments or questions, would like references, or would like to… Continue reading Tutorials in STEM courses: are they useful?