Today we launched Engineering Knowledge Club with a group of civil engineering students at UCL. The idea is to help engineering students to become excellent engineers by helping individuals individuals identify the knowledge they need, and then helping them develop imaginative ways of generating this knowledge. Continue reading
Engineering Knowledge Club is for students who want to become excellent engineers. It is based upon a simple idea about how people develop engineering skills, and alternative approach to learning
The idea is this. Many of the things that engineers do, like identifying problems, understanding contexts, designing solutions, creating prototypes and persuading others, are very advanced skills. But all of these advanced skills are founded upon a broad range of general engineering knowledge.
But nobody wants boring lectures on general knowledge! Engineering Knowledge Club is designed to be an interesting alternative.
When students sign up to engineering knowledge club, they choose an area of their engineering knowledge that they would like to develop. We then support them in developing their own exciting way to build this knowledge that builds on the skills and knowledge they already have.
Engineering Knowledge Club is intended to be a community of learners. Everyone who participates blogs about what they are doing, and where students have similar interests or approaches to learning, they can share what they are doing.
At present, Engineering Knowledge Club is open to engineering students at UCL. If you want to get involved then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineering knowledge club is funded by UCL Teaching Innovation Grant scheme and was created by education design consultancy Think Up.