Goals:

  1. Provide resources to educators to improve engineering design education
    • Develop a repository of design focused teaching material
    • Identify best practices for teaching and evaluation of design and related areas, such as critical thinking, decision making and  communication
    • Disseminate best practices via appropriate channels, such as CEEA
  2. Facilitate knowledge transfer from research to practice
    • Identify current knowledge gaps
    • Provide a forum for discussing and synthesizing relevant research
  3. Facilitate a Community of Practice for Engineering Design Educators to share and build upon past experiences
    • Identify areas of interest for current educators
    • Develop and communicate an understanding of the design education landscape in Canada
    • Facilitate collaboration between design educators on new educational initiatives
    • Promote the development of cross-departmental and cross-faculty of multidisciplinary student design projects, in recognition of the need for engineers to collaborate with and learn from engineers from other disciplines as well as non-engineers.

Mandate:

The mandate of the Design Education and Communication SIG is to foster the creation of a community of practice surrounding engineering design education in Canada. This will provide a setting for the discussion, evaluation and development of strategies, tools and methods for teaching engineering design and supporting students in learning engineering through design.. A particular focus will be the transfer of knowledge between educators in order to share best practices and identify common areas of interest for new directions in design education.

More SIGs

Design Education / Design Communication

Chair: Grant McSorley, Jason Foster

To foster the creation of a community of practice surrounding engineering design education in Canada. This will provide a setting for the discussion, evaluation and development of strategies, tools and methods for teaching engineering design and supporting students in learning engineering through design.

Developing Engineering Education Research Capacity

Chair: Chair Brian Frank, Vice Chair Lisa Romkey

To enhance the capacity for engineering education research in Canada.

Education Developers Community of Practice

Chair: Deena Salem