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Exploring first year undergraduates’ perceptions of conflicting parameters and complexity in civil engineering through three different learning experiences.

Lookup NU author(s): Tom Bramald, Professor Oliver Heidrich, Dr Jean Hall


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The role of, and need for, higher education to create and promote a holistic approach to engineering is a key part of developing sustainability literacy amongst future engineers. Whilst development of sustainability literacy is a continuous educational and professional requirement of engineers, the first year of higher education is a particularly sensitive period. This paper examines three different but linked exercises used to encourage students to engage with the conflicting parameters and complexity present in civil engineering, whilst supporting the broader first year student experience.

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Author(s): Bramald T, Heidrich O, Hall JA

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD13)

Year of Conference: 2013

Date deposited: 17/05/2013