2006 Teaching and Learning Symposium

3:00-4:30 p.m., April 25, 2006
Mary Gates Commons

Session Description

The Secret Life of Engineering Education Researchers

Ken Yasuhara, Computer Science and Engineering

This poster focuses on the personal experience of a young researcher in engineering education, providing a "behind the scenes" view of the challenges and risks (as well as joys) involved in doing research on teaching and learning, especially as a graduate student.  The poster provides advice for new researchers in engineering education and discusses education research as a critical component of larger efforts to improve teaching and learning.  In contrast to conventional accounts of research, which focus on the research questions, methods, data, and findings, this presentation openly discusses the personal and practical realities of scholarship of teaching and learning, e.g., its interdisciplinary nature and how it fits (and doesn't fit) with traditional academic culture.