November 27, 2019
EETI faculty members, Joachim Walter, Nicola Sochacka, and Nathaniel Hunsu, will present papers at the 30th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, AAEE2019. Papers include:
- How mental models impact students’ engagement with empathic communication exercises by Kathryn M. Youngblood, Nicola W. Sochacka, Joachim Walther, & Shari E. Miller
- Cultivating a culture of scholarly teaching and learning: An ecological approach to institutional change in engineering education by Nicola W. Sochacka, Joachim Walther, John R. Morelock, Nathaniel J. Hunsu and Peter H. Carnell
The conference, held on December 8-11, draws attendance of 200-300 delegates from Australia, New Zealand and internationally and is hosted the University of Southern Queensland at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC).
The Australasian Association for Engineering Education, (a technical society of Engineers Australia, is a professional association of academics, support staff, postgraduate students, librarians, professional engineers, and employers who all have vested interests in fostering excellence and innovation in engineering education.
The general mission of AAEE is to improve the quality, relevance and performance of engineering education in Australasia. More specifically, the objectives of the Association are to:
- Quantify and make more visible within Australasia the increasing need for specific advanced engineering skills.
- Increase the participation rates of high school leavers in engineering education and training, especially of women and non-traditional sources of students.
- Promote the development and use of new teaching techniques and tools and promote measurement of teaching effectiveness.
- Provide assistance to the engineering educators, especially to the new members of the teaching staff.
- Promote the professional development of engineering educators.
- Make the Association the focal point for information on all aspects of engineering education within Australasia.
- Develop co-sponsorship of the Association by other engineering professional institutions and associations in Australasia.
- Develop global links with similarly minded organizations in other countries.