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Exploring intercultural competency in engineering

Grant


Scheme


  • Priority Projects Program

Abstract


  • Awareness of the importance of intercultural competency in practicing engineers is growing. At this point, support for engineering academics to incorporate teaching and learning practices to facilitate students development of intercultural competency and knowledge of students' and academics' current competency levels is limited. The work proposed here incorporates three major components: establishing the current competency of engineering students and staff in dealing with cultural issues; determining exactly where learning outcomes needs to be improved; and developing existing interdisciplinary methods for teaching cultural intelligence into learning activites and resources suitable for engineering education.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010 - 2012

Sponsor Award Id


  • PP10-1778

Local Award Id


  • 100723

Scheme


  • Priority Projects Program

Abstract


  • Awareness of the importance of intercultural competency in practicing engineers is growing. At this point, support for engineering academics to incorporate teaching and learning practices to facilitate students development of intercultural competency and knowledge of students' and academics' current competency levels is limited. The work proposed here incorporates three major components: establishing the current competency of engineering students and staff in dealing with cultural issues; determining exactly where learning outcomes needs to be improved; and developing existing interdisciplinary methods for teaching cultural intelligence into learning activites and resources suitable for engineering education.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010 - 2012

Sponsor Award Id


  • PP10-1778

Local Award Id


  • 100723