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The broad and strategic value of the freshmen engineering experience-FEE


Bullen, F and Knight, D, The broad and strategic value of the freshmen engineering experience-FEE, The International Journal of Engineering Education, 22, (6) pp. 1241-1251. ISSN 0949-149X (2006) [Refereed Article]


Many papers have been written on the teaching and learning value of the 'freshmen engineering experience' (FEE), where FEE is an experimental, design project based course that provides a stimulating introduction to engineering for freshmen students. The research has largely focused on the pedagogical benefits obtained via the problem-based learning techniques implicit in well designed FEEs. Less well reported are the accompanying issues of pass and retention rates, integration with K-12 outreach programs, contributions towards national rankings and their overall strategic importance in engineering programs. This paper reviews the broad value and strategic role of FEE programs in the framework of engineering education. © 2006 TEMPUS Publications.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bullen, F (Professor Frank Bullen)
ID Code:42244
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-05-02

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