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The engineering of engineering education: curriculum development from a designer's point of view 1

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Engineers have a set of powerful tools at their disposal for designing robust and reliable technical systems. In educational design these tools are seldom applied. This paper explores the application of concepts from the systems approach in an educational context. The paradigms of design methodology and systems engineering appear to be suitable for both analysing existing education and designing new curricula.

Keywords: Assessment; Curriculum design; Output oriented education; Systems approach

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Julianalaan 155, 2628BG, Delft, The Netherlands 2: Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Publication date: May 1, 2006

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