Engineering Information Literacy and Communication

Messer, Deborah E., Kelly, Patricia, & Poirier, Jocelyne M. (2005) Engineering Information Literacy and Communication. the 12th International Conference on Learning.


There is anecdotal evidence that engineering education has for a long time propagated a narrow technical mindset no longer relevant to a world of community and globalisation or appropriate for achieving sustainable futures. This teaching team explores ways of improving traditional learning environments. Lecturers, tutors and students share goals, morals and values, attitudes and behaviours from a local and global perspective. Students engage with the subject matter by writing personal journals, communication tutorials, computing skills, drawing skills and teamwork. This approach is an attempt to enrich the curriculum and teaching/learning process by improving student understanding of self and the way others behave and communicate. This understanding will continue to evolve over time and hopefully permeate all personal and professional decision making which ultimately affects quality of life. The teaching staff aim to model sustainable personal and professional practice.

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ID Code: 1606
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Conference paper submitted for peer review to:
The Twelfth International Conference on Learning, 11-14 July 2005, Granada, Spain.
Keywords: Information Literacy Skills, HERN, Computing Skills, Engineering Literacies, Communication Skills
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 21 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:04

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