Engineering education was established as a discipline more than a century ago when the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) was founded. Over the years, activities in engineering education around the globe has evolved from scholarly practice sharing to include rigorous research that contributes to a wide body of knowledge, including educational sciences and educational research. However, beginners interested in engineering education who wish to conduct research in this field will often wonder how and where to start. This webinar will unveil the following: 1) fundamentals of engineering education research, 2) the relationships between research, practice and theory, 3) the differences between scholarly practice sharing, assessment and rigorous research in engineering education, and 4) a simple guide on how to start your research in engineering education.
Prof. Dr. Fatin Aliah Phang is a fellow at the Centre for Engineering Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). She is currently the Chair, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, UTM. While her doctoral training is on STEM education research, her involvement in engineering education started since 2010. She has published widely in engineering education and presented at several international conferences on engineering education. She teaches Research Methodology for PhD students in Engineering Education, UTM. She is one of the authors of the “Research Methodology in Engineering Education” workbook which is used in a series of CEE training workshops on engineering education research.