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The 2011 Barcelona European Academic Conference Barcelona, Spain 2011 Teaching, Innovation and the Engineering
 

Summary: The 2011 Barcelona European Academic Conference Barcelona, Spain 2011
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Teaching, Innovation and the Engineering
Communication Interface
David Prescott, The American University of Sharjah, UAE
Tharwat El-Sakran, The American University of Sharjah, UAE
Lutfi Albasha, The American University of Sharjah, UAE
Fadi Aloul, The American University of Sharjah, UAE
Yousef Al-Assaf, The American University of Sharjah, UAE
ABSTRACT
Recent engineering industry-based research has identified a number of skill deficiencies in
graduating engineers. Emphasis on communication and teamwork informed by attributes of self
management, problem solving and mutual accountability have been recognized as important
needs by The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET of the United States and are now
required in undergraduate course material. The Engineering College at the American University
of Sharjah has recognised this reality with the development of a course in language enhancement
and professional communication centred on engineering multidisciplinary projects (EMDPs).
This paper will outline four innovative pedagogic practices that together inform this course; team-
building, teamwork management, collaborative problem solving, resource management. Brief
illustrative descriptions of: team-building through the use of the Belbin Team Role Inventory;

  

Source: Aloul, Fadi - Department of Computer Engineering, American University of Sharjah

 

Collections: Engineering