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Monday 24 July 2006

10:15 Registration
with tea and coffee
10:45 Welcome by Jon Saunders, Pro Vice Chancellor, Research, University of Liverpool, UK (Lecture Theatre 1)

Opening Plenary: Sustainability in Engineering Education
Sara Parkin OBE, Co-Founder and Programme Director, Forum for the Future, UK (Lecture Theatre 1)

11:30 Poster Rapporteur
Alison Halstead, Dean of Learning and Teaching, University of Wolverhampton, UK (Lecture Theatre 1)
11:45 Identification of Hot Topics
Facilitator: Peter Goodhew, Director, Higher Education Academy Centre for Materials Education, UK (Lecture Theatre 1)
12:30 Lunch and Interactive E-Poster Session

Electronic Display Station 1 (The Forum)
E-Poster Session: Hardware

A Role for Flight Simulation in Engineering Education
M White, G Padfield, University of Liverpool, UK

Wireless and Mobile Technologies to Facilitate Personalised Flexible Learning in Construction
R Pathmeswaran, Vian Ahmed, Ghassan Aouad, University of Salford, UK

The Use of General Purpose Software as a Teaching Tool in Electronic Engineering
M R Varley, M S Peak, P D Picton, J D Heys, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Using the Internet to Deliver Audio Technology
P Quinn, L Baillie, D Knox, D Harrison, M Dewar, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Electronic Display Station 2 (The Forum)
E-Poster Session: Materials

Interactive Simulations in the Teaching of Metallurgy
P J Goodhew, A Green, D Naylor, University of Liverpool; MATTER, UK; International Iron and Steel Institute, Belgium

Rejuvenation of Engineering Legacy Computer Based Learning Material by Repurposing into Learning Objects B J Beggs, E M Smith, A J Pellow, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Development of a Virtual Learning Environment Tool for First Year Students Taking Materials Science/Engineering Modules
T Laoui, J O’Donoghue, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Use of Finite Element Modelling in Materials Teaching
X J Ren, L Li, G Rothwell, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Electronic Display Station 3 (The Forum)
E-Poster Session: Assessment and Feedback

A New Mode of Teaching for Self-Directed Learning
E Ambikairajah, J Epps, M Sheng, B Celler, University of New South Wales, Australia; National ICT Australia (NICTA)

Evaluation of the Reliability of a New Scheme for Converting MCQ Test Scores to Percentage Marks
Y Y Zhao, University of Liverpool, UK

Improving Marking Efficiency and Engineering Undergraduate Feedback Using Innovative Software Tools
B Beggs, E M Smith, A Pellow, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Electronic Display Station 4 (The Forum)
E-Poster Session: Design and Creativity

A Model to Help Engineering Students to Learn Independently
T McLernon, D Hughes, University of Ulster, UK; Queen’s University Belfast, UK

E-Learning Design Including Dynamical Syllabus Adaptation Functions
A S Drigas, L Koukianakis, Y Papagerasimou, NCSR Demokritos, Greece

From Graduate to Product Entrepreneur: A Case Study
G Hudson, A Felton, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Conceptual Web-Based Framework in an Interactive Virtual Environment for Distance Learning
A Y Oraifige, G Oakes, A Felton, D Heesom, K Garner, University of Wolverhampton, UK

13:30 Session 1 – The Professional Engineer
introduced by Graham Schleyer, Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool, UK (Lecture Theatre 1)

Keynote Plenary:
The Training of More Professional Engineers: An Ongoing Challenge
Patrik Doucet, Associate Professor, Sherbrooke University, Canada
14:00 Session 1.1: Graduate Employability
Chair: Paul Wellington, Senior Lecturer, Monash University, Australia (Seminar Room 1)

The Practice Orientated Education Nexus: ‘Ivory Tower’ Meets Practitioners in ‘Muddy Trenches’ – Mentoring Industry Practitioners in Developing Assessment for Postgraduate Programs
P Keleher, P Howard, K Wong, Central Queensland University, Australia

The University Alumni – A Force For Making a Difference to Lifelong Learning Through the Workplace
A Forsyth, M G Goodwin, H A Forsyth Consultancy, UK; University of Wolverhampton, UK

Improvements to an Industrial Project Scheme: Finding Partners, Opportunities to Enhance Employability, Equitable Assessment and Facing Cultural Challenges
P L Judd, University of Sheffield, UK

Enhancing Graduate Employability: Answering to the Requirements of Industry
J Kontio, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland

14:00 Session 1.2: Education for Sustainable Development
Chair: Matt Murphy, Engineering Education Development Manager, University of Liverpool, UK (Seminar Room 2)

Developing Sustainable Product Designs Using a Case Studies and Project Approach
G Oakes, A Oraifige, A Felton, D Heesom, K Garner, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Realistic Student Enquiries and Capacity Building for Engineering Solutions to World Poverty
P Kahn, K Pullen, University of Manchester, UK; Imperial College London, UK

An Integrated Approach to Introducing Sustainable Development Design Concepts to the Curriculum
R Lewis, J Hughes, D Lerner, L Walker, University of Sheffield, UK; Lorna Walker Consulting, UK

Sustainable Development for Engineers: Developing Resources to Deliver Transferable Skills
H J Cruickshank, T Bert ényi, D Cardwell, S Jackson, Cambridge University, UK

14:00 Session 1.3: Scholarship and Research
Chair: John Dickens, Director, Engineering Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), University of Loughborough, UK (Lecture Theatre 1)

Student Learning Strategies for Success in Computer Networking
N T Palmer, J Batola, Southampton Solent University, UK

Essay Competitions – Valuable Feedback From Engineering Students
J Davies, C Arlett, Coventry University UK; Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre, UK

Case Study Research into Australian Mechanical Engineer Attributes
C Ferguson, Deakin University, Australia

Asking Culturally Neutral Questions in Engineering
P J Goodhew, University of Liverpool, UK

14:00 Session 1.4: E-Learning
Chair: Alison Halstead, Dean of Learning and Teaching, University of Wolverhampton, UK (Computer Suite)

Learning Styles and Learning to Program: An Experiment in Adapting Online Resources to Match a Students’ Learning Style
M Brennan, L McNutt, Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, Ireland

Innovative Internet E-Learning on Steel Technologies
D Naylor, R Hambleton, International Iron and Steel Institute, Belgium

Students’ Impressions of a Hybrid Real and Simulation Laboratory
E Lindsay, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

The Development of a Simulation Engineering Game to Teach Problem Solving Skills and Team Dynamics
S Pather, T Aravinthan, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

15:15 Tea and coffee
15:45 Session 2 – University/Industry Interaction introduced by Mike Bramhall, Head of Learning, Teaching and Assessment for the Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Science, Sheffield Hallam University, UK (Lecture Theatre 1)

Keynote Plenary: The Involvement of Industry
in Engineering Programmes

John Dickens, Director, Engineering Centre for Excellence in
Teaching and Learning (CETL), University of Loughborough, UK

16:15 Session 2.1: Graduate Employability
Chair: Richard Penson, Associate Dean (retired) Southampton Solent University, UK (Seminar Room 1)

Eportfolio: A Means of Enhancing Employability and the Professional Development of Engineers
A Halstead, S Sutherland, University of Wolverhampton, UK; Pebble Learning, UK

Professional Studies for Engineering Students: An Innovative Programme
M Wanous, B Procter, M Blamey, University of Bristol, UK; University of Exeter, UK

Critical Improvements in Engineering Education to Engage with the Evolving Diversity of Professional Practice
R King, University of South Australia, Australia

Working Experience, Learning Overview Factors and Performance of Engineering and Computing Majors – A Study in Continuing Education
N A H Abu Hassan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

16:15 Session 2.2: Good Teaching Practice
Chair: Paul Wellington, Senior Lecturer, Monash University, Australia (Seminar Room 2)

Re-Skilling Staff for PBL Teaching in a Team Context
L Brodie, T Aravinthan, J Worden, M Porter, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Student Attitudes to Active Learning
P J Goodhew, M Murphy, A Mannis, University of Liverpool, UK

A Practical Approach to Developing Good Engineering Teaching Practice
R Clark, C Ford, C Evans, Aston University, UK

Creating a Rich Learning Environment in a Research Led University
A Rossiter, L Gray, University of Sheffield, UK

16:15 Session 2.3: Assessment
Chair: Mike Bramhall, Head of Learning, Teaching and Assessment for the Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Science, Sheffield Hallam University, UK(Lecture Theatre 1)

‘Cheating’ Engineers: A View Across Three Countries
K Jones, J Reid, R Bartlett, T Vassilev, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Assessment for Learning Within Engineering
R Penlington, M Campbell-Wonders, Northumbria University, UK

The Portfolio: Continuous Evaluation Tool for the Learning Process of Non Technical Competences
N Postiaux, P Bouillard, Universit é Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Skills Audit and Competency Assessment for Engineering Problem Solving Courses
P Gibbings, L Brodie, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

17:30 Coach to Waterfront Hotels
20:00 Mersey Ferry Dinner Dance Cruise to the Sounds of the Beatles
 


Tuesday 25 July

9:30 Plenary introduced by Caroline Baillie, Dupont Canada Chair of Engineering Education Research and Development, Queens University, Canada (Lecture Theatre 1)

Trust and Accountability as a Basis for Professionalism in Higher Education
Lewis Elton, Honorary Professor of Higher Education,
University of Manchester, UK

10:15 Session 3 - The CDIO Initiative introduced by Peter Goodhew, Director, Higher Education Academy Centre for Materials Education, UK (Lecture Theatre 1)

Keynote Plenary: Innovations in the Curriculum
Ed Crawley, Co-Executive Director, Cambridge-MIT Institute, USA

10:45 Tea and coffee
11:15 Session 3.1: Supporting Change
Chair: Caroline Baillie, Dupont Canada Chair of Engineering Education Research and Development, Queens University, Canada (Seminar Room 2)

Reflections from the Edge: Engineering Education Viewed Through a Different Lens
Y Toft, P Keleher, Central Queensland University, Australia

Addressing Change in University Departments: A Strategy of Discipline-Based Support
I Taylor, A Mannis, Higher Education Academy Centre for Materials Education, UK

Quality Assurance and UK-SPEC – Avoiding ‘Them and Us’
J Davies, Coventry University, UK

The Implications of the CDIO Initiative for Engineering Education in the UK
P Armstrong, G Cunningham, P Hermon, R Kenny, C McCartan, T McNally, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

11:15 Session 3.2: Key Skills for Engineers
Chair: Liz Willis, Academic Co-ordinator, Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre, UK (Lecture Theatre 1)

Developing Effective Team Players with Good Interpersonal Skills
A J Johnstone, Cranfield University, UK

Enhancing Critical Thinking Skills in First Year Engineering Students
N Lawrence, G Thomas, D Visentin, Australian Maritime College, Australia; University of Tasmania, Australia

Development of Leadership Skills Needed by Engineers of the Future
P Wellington, Monash University, Australia

Strategies for Assisting Engineering Students with their Writing Skills
J Hartill, A Walker, D McPhail, Imperial College London, UK

11:15
Session 3.3: Motivating Students Through Group Projects
Chair: Robin King, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of South Australia, Australia(Seminar Room 2)

Developing Professional Skills Through Group Design Projects and Participation in Student Competitions
C Mares, D Lockerby, Brunel University, UK

Promoting Learner Autonomy in Engineering Students
M D Bramhall, A Higgins, A Hoque, J Metcalf, K Radley, A Rosie, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Are Engineering Students Engaged With Their Learning?
T McLernon, D Hughes, University of Ulster, UK; Queen’s University Belfast, UK

Preparation for Group Project Work – A Structured Approach
N J Powell, P J Hicks, P R Green, W S Truscott, B Canavan, University of Manchester, UK; University of Glasgow, UK

12:30 Lunch
13:30 Session 4 - Creativity introduced by Adam Mannis, Project Manager, Higher Education Academy Centre for Materials Education, UK (Lecture Theatre 1)

Keynote Plenary: Creativity in Engineering Education
Caroline Baillie, Dupont Canada Chair of Engineering
Education Research and Development, Queens University, Canada

14:00 Session 4.1: Engineering Subject Centre Teaching Award Winners
Chair:Liz Willis, Academic Co-ordinator, Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre, UK(Lecture Theatre 1)

Use of an Objective Assessment Tool to Evaluate Students' Basic Electrical Engineering Skills
Nandini Alinier, School of Electronic, Communication and Electrical Engineering, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Problem Based Learning on a Final Year Design Engineering Course: Inspiring the Buzz
Christopher Benjamin, School of Design, Engineering and Computing, Bournemouth University, UK

Developing an Understanding of the Design Process, to Promote Creative Problem Identification and Problem-Solving
Anna Hiley, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, UK

Teaching Robotics Through Play and Challenge
Euan McGookin, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK

School of Engineering Sciences Induction Week
Kenji Takeda, School of Engineering Sciences, Southampton University, UK

Enhancing the Design and Assessment of Practical Work in the Engineering Curriculum
Sean Wellington, School of Computing and Digital Communications, Southampton Solent University, UK

14:00 Session 4.2: Fostering Creativity
Chair: Caroline Baillie, Dupont Canada Chair of Engineering Education Research and Development, Queens University, Canada(Seminar Room 2)

Engineering Education in an Arts and Media Context
S Ramachandran, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Republic of Ireland

An Investigation into an Engineering Laboratory
S A Hayes, University of Sheffield, UK

Collaborative Learning Analysis in Mechanical Engineering Design Project
A Abdul-Shukor, Unisel, Malaysia

Fostering Creativity: Using Competitions to Test the Creative Skills of Undergraduate Product Designers
E Bird, D Henley, University of Wolverhampton, UK

14:00 Session 4.3: Widening Participation
Chair: Mike Bramhall, Head of Learning, Teaching and Assessment for the Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Science, Sheffield Hallam University, UK (Seminar Room 1)

Creating a Positive Experience for Disabled Engineering Students
A P Maddocks, A Crawford, J Dickens, Loughborough University, UK

Increasing and Enhancing Female Participation in Engineering Education
E A Hodgkinson, University of Plymouth, UK

Educational Benefits of the Model Solar Vehicle Challenge
P Wellington, J Di Pilla, Monash University, Australia; Gisborne Secondary College, Australia

Engineering Engineers – Big Questions, Little Questions
B J Jacobs, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

15:15 Tea and coffee
15:45 Session 5 - The Student Experience introduced by Matt Murphy, Engineering Education Development Manager, University of Liverpool, UK (Lecture Theatre 1)

Keynote Plenary: Student Engagement and Progression
Sue Pulko, Reader in Numerical Simulation, University of Hull

16:15 Session 5.1: Enhancing the 1 st Year Student Experience
Chair: Graham Schleyer, Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool, UK (Lecture Theatre 1)

An Intergrative First Year Civil Engineering Course: Initiation à la Pratique Professionnelle
K Johns, Universit é de Sherbrooke, Canada

Creating a More Positive Experience for First Year Engineering Students
C O’Sullivan, R Cooper, F Cranley, P Robinson, Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin

An Introductory Exercise to Enthuse New Students and Prepare Them for Further Study
M Murphy, S Millard, University of Liverpool, UK

Water Powered Rockets – Propelling Students to Greater Heights
M Johnson, University of Liverpool, UK

16:15 Session 5.2: Key Skills for Engineers
Chair: Peter Goodhew, Director, Higher Education Academy Centre for Materials Education, UK (Seminar Room 1)

The Learning of Concepts in Structural Engineering Within a Problem Based Learning Environment
T Molyneaux, S Setunge, R Gravina, M Xie, RMIT University, Australia

Use of E-Learning in Engineering Mathematics
L Chirwa, University of Ulster, UK

What Prior Mechanics Knowledge is Useful for Studying Engineering at University? The Student Perspective
S Lee, M C Harrison, C L Robinson, Loughborough University, UK

The Effect of Engineering Students’ Attitudes on Learning Mathematics
S Parsons, Harper Adams University College, UK

16:15 Session 5.3: Flexible Learning
Chair: Alison Halstead, Dean of Learning and Teaching, University of Wolverhampton, UK (Seminar Room 2)

Applications of Online Pedagogy to a First Year Blended Learning Module Using a VLE
D Rossiter, A Rossiter, University of Manchester, UK; University of Sheffield, UK

Exploitation of the Web in a Quest to Rethink E-Learning Methodologies
Y Toft, P Keleher, T March, S Aldred, Central Queensland University, Australia

Postgraduate Forensic Engineering at the OU
P R Lewis, C Gagg, Open University, UK

Towards Developing Successful Residential Schools for Postgraduate Programs for Industry Practitioners Studying in Flexible Delivery Mode
P Keleher, K Wong, P Howard, Central Queensland University, Australia

17:30 Coach to Waterfront Hotels
19:15 UK Centre for Materials Education Sponsored Wine Reception at the Maritime Museum
20:00

Maritime Museum Conference Dinner
After dinner speaker: Sir Michael Moore Director General at IMechE and former Vice Admiral, introduced by Richard Penson, Associate Dean (retired) Southampton Solent University, UK

Presentation by Richard Shearman of the Engineering Council, UK, to Engineering Subject Centre Teaching Awards Winner

 


Wednesday 26 July 2006

9:30 Plenary introduced by Peter Goodhew, Director, Higher Education Academy Centre for Materials Education, UK (Lecture Theatre 1)

The Automotive Academy: An Approach to
Vocational Education
Alan Begg, Chief Executive Officer,
the Automotive Academy, UK

10:15 Session 6 - VLEs introduced by Paul Wellington, Senior Lecturer, Monash University, Australia(Lecture Theatre 1)

Keynote Plenary: Institutional Strategic Issues with
the Use of Virtual Learning Environments
Jim Boyle, Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering,
University of Strathclyde, UK

10:45 Tea and coffee
11:15 Session 6.1: E-Learning
Chair: Robin King, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of South Australia, Australia (Computer Suite)

Problem Based Learning for On-Campus and Distance Education Students in Engineering and Surveying
L Brodie, M Porter, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Enhancing Professional Skills in Database Design Through PBL
D Marre, A Hernandez, B Raucent, G Moore, B Bourret, INSA, France

Effective Use of WebCT in a Problem Based Learning Course for a Dual Mode Delivery
T Aravinthan, J Worden, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Supporting the Professional Development of Engineers Using WebCT
A Benzies, Napier University, UK

11:15 Session 6.2: Embedding Key Concepts into the
Engineering Curriculum
Chair: Richard Penson, Associate Dean (retired) Southampton Solent University, UK (Seminar Room 1)

Educating Engineers in Risk Concepts
G Schleyer, R F Duan, N Stacey, J Williamson, University of Liverpool, UK; Health & Safety Laboratory, UK

Machinery Safety Education at the University of Bath
M Keay, L Newnes, Processing and Packaging Machinery Association, UK; University of Bath, UK

Intellectual Property Topics in OU Distance-Taught Courses
P R Lewis, M E Fitzpatrick, Open University, UK

Embedding Experiential Learning in Engineering Education
E M Rodriguez-Falcon, M J Carr é, J R Yates, University of Sheffield, UK

11:15 Session 6.3: Learning Through Design Projects
Chair: Tahar Laoui, Senior Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton, UK (Seminar Room 2)

Incorporating the Fischertechnik Bricks into Undergraduate Mechatronics Courses
G K Chang, S Y Fan, R L Shue, W S Lu, Wufeng Institute of Technology, Taiwan

Better by Design: Developing Teaching Concepts Through Group Work
A Yoxall, S R Bradbury, M J Carr é, W T Goh, J G Heppell, A Hodzic, R Lewis, E M Rodriguez-Falcon, University of Sheffield, UK

Students’ Perception of Design in Technology
S Pul é , University of Malta, Malta

12:30 Lunch and Steel Making Team Challenge
Facilitated by Thobias Sjokvist and Keith Thomason, Senior Software Developers, MATTER, UK(The Forum)

Prize awarded for winning team

14:00 Discussion of Hot Topics Which Emerged From
the Opening Session
Facilitator: Peter Goodhew, Director, Higher Education Academy Centre for Materials Education, UK Lecture Theatre 1)
15:30

Close and Tea/Coffee
 
   

 


In association with:
The Higher Education Academy - Engineering Subject Centre
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Liverpool University
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
The Higher Education Academy - UK Centre for Materials Education