Complete and competent engineers : a coaching model to developing holistic graduates

Silva, Pujitha & Yarlagadda, Prasad K. (2014) Complete and competent engineers : a coaching model to developing holistic graduates. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 116, pp. 1367-1372.

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The growing gap between engineering practice and engineering has been identified at the level of certain essential skills needed among practising engineers but not developed through the current education system. Coaching approach to learning and teaching has been proven to be an effective way to develop people in the workplace. A pilot coaching program is proposed to engineering students at Queensland University of Technology to enable holistic growth in order to better integrate them to the work force and society at large. The success measures and insights gained will be published on completion of the program. It is hoped that the outcomes of this study will better inform curriculum design and development in the engineering disciplines towards better transition between engineering education and engineering practice.

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ID Code: 71484
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Mentoring, Engineering Education, Life Coaching, Success Factors, HERN
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.399
ISSN: 1877-0428
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 14 May 2014 03:18
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:03

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