UWA's latest grant winners for funding from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council both come from within the field of engineering.
Winthrop Professor Caroline Baillie from the School of Environmental Systems Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics has been successful in attracting funding of $200,000 with her project 'Engineering thresholds: an approach to curriculum renewal'.
Caroline writes that 'a unique opportunity has arisen at UWA to build on the global developments in threshold concept driven curriculum development and to adopt the framework as the underlying basis of a new Engineering Foundation program, which most UWA engineering students will take.'
Curriculum Renewal in Engineering
The project titled 'Curriculum Renewal in Engineering Through Theory-Driven Evaluation' attracted a grant from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council of $219,000.
The aims of the project are to provide a comparative evaluation of the EWB Challenge, an analysis of the mechanisms and contexts that result in good learning outcomes and a theory of curriculum renewal which can be tested across multiple disciplines.