Learning and Teaching

Blog posts with a teaching tag can be found here.

The common strand that runs through my teaching is the organisational environment of science, engineering and technology (SET). Most commonly, this refers to business environments, but more recently that has expanded to consider policy contexts for SET.  I aim to draw on both my practical experience and educational background for a relevant, topical and interesting learning experience.

 

Courses I have convened or been involved with include:

Managing Engineering Projects and Risk: Postgrad (MSc Mechanical/Energy/Bioprocess Engineering with Industrial Management)

Adaptive Decision Making in Professional Engineering Contexts: Postgrad (MSc Mechanical/Energy/Bioprocess Engineering with Industrial Management)

Industrial Marketing for Engineers: 4th Year Undergrad/Postgrad (MEng/MSc (Mixed disciplines))

Integrated Design Skills: 3rd Year Undergrad (MEng (Mechanical))

Group Design Project: 3rd Year Undergrad (MEng (Mechanical))

Institutional Environments of SET Policy: Postgrad (MPA)

Risk Management in Practice: Undergrad (MEng (Chemical))

UCL ‘How to Change The World’: Undergrad (MEng, mixed disciplines)

Quantitative Research Methods: Undergrad (BA Sociology)

Operations Management: Professional (CIM Diploma in Management)

Business Environment of Engineering: Further Education (National Certificate General Engineering)

Culminating Project: usually on topics associated with design, sustainability or risk (final year BEng, MEng and MSc students)

 

I am particularly interested in the pedagogy of interdisciplinary learning and teaching – particularly when this bridges physical and social science – and how to apply and evaluate this in classrooms.  I aim for active learning using approaches that include flipped classroom, e-learning, team teaching, small group learning and classroom involvement of expert practitioners. Part of the challenge of effective teaching and learning lies in aligned assessment methods and I have experience of vlogs, blogs, reflective work, practical work, projects, assessed presentations, process and report simulations, competitions and term papers.

Please drop me a line if you’d like to discuss any of these, and don’t forget to have a glance at my engineering education research page if that’s of interest.