Ensuring Quality in Professional Education Volume II

Engineering Pedagogy and International Knowledge Structures

  • Karen Trimmer
  • Tara Newman
  • Fernando F. Padró

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About this book


This book examines quality teaching in professional education in the fields of engineering and international knowledge structures. The second of a two-volume series, the editors and contributors structure the book around case studies which highlight the elements constituting good practice within professional education. While there is no one specific route to prepare well-qualified professionals, this volume explores the decisions the academics responsible for delivering this education make to ensure quality curricula. Ultimately, the key to effective preparations rests with the value employers place on the focus, emphasis and balance between the academic and practical in relation to their own expectations for skills that graduates must have. The second volume in this collection will appeal to students and scholars of professional pedagogy, and engineering pedagogy more specifically.


Case studies Higher Education and the Professions Educating for competency educating for quality Best practice in higher education Quality of teaching in higher education higher education in engineering international knowledge structures

Editors and affiliations

  • Karen Trimmer
    • 1
  • Tara Newman
    • 2
  • Fernando F. Padró
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia
  2. 2.Texas State UniversitySan Marcos, TXUSA
  3. 3.University of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01083-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01084-3
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