Engineering Education

ENGINEERING EDUCATION

The Engineering Education cluster aims to develop, implement and disseminate innovative, evidence-based teaching and learning strategies to help engineering students achieve optimal learning outcomes. Our members actively contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) through conferences such as the Canadian Engineering Education Association and the American Society for Engineering Education. Group members provide institutional, regional, and national leadership in engineering education, taking on roles such as UBC First Year Chair, Vantage College Engineering Chair, BCcampus advisory committee member, Canadian Engineering Education Association Special Interest Group Chair, and Engineering Graduate Attribute Development (EGAD) Project committee member.
 
Cross-disciplinary collaborations are valued and include connections within engineering (Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering) and across campus (Health Promotion and Education, Sociology, Education). We also have national and international collaborations with educators and education researchers. Members attract funding from sources such as the UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund, BCcampus, Westcoast Women in Engineering Science and Technology, and the UBC Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Seed Fund.

 
 

FACULTY


Juan Abelló


Educational Leadership Interests: Student wellbeing, engineering education and additional language acquisition, educational technology, first year engineering education, open education, active learning

Nima Atabaki


Educational Leadership Interests: Design Education, engineering laboratory design

Agnes d’Entremont


Educational Leadership Interests: open educational resources; equity, diversity and inclusion; student wellbeing; indigenization, decolonization and reconciliation in engineering education; educational technology; open pedagogy

Jon Mikkelsen


Educational Leadership Interests: curriculum design; design education; indigenization, decolonization and reconciliation in engineering education; professional development education

Peter Ostafichuk


Educational Leadership Interests: equity, diversity and inclusion; educational technology; curriculum design; design education; indigenization, decolonization and reconciliation in engineering education; engineering program accreditation; first year engineering education; student wellbeing

Vladan Prodanovic


Educational Leadership Interests: engineering education and additional language acquisition, design education, sustainability education, first year engineering education, curriculum design, professional development education

Tatiana Teslenko


Educational Leadership Interests: technical and professional communication education; sustainability education; intercultural communication in the engineering workplace; indigenization, decolonization and reconciliation in engineering education; ethics education; intellectual property education; open educational resources; curriculum design