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Nurturing Creative, Thinking Engineers

October 21, 2011


Author:  Sanjay Goel, ________________________________________ This paper describes some ideas and experiences with training student engineers in creativity and critical thinking. In our survey, a large majority (82%) of respondents felt that as compared to all other kind of academic engagements, their projects had contributed most to develop their creativity. About 50% had also felt […]

Cross-level Peer Mentoring

October 20, 2011


Author:  Sanjay Goel, ________________________________________ Abstract:  With increasing demand for engineering education in India, the class size has become larger, and it continues to increase. Universities and colleges are finding it increasingly difficult to build enough faculty capacity to provide a long term individual attention to all students. A few hours of weekly engagement of […]

A Liberal Education based Curriculum Framework for Indian Engineering Universities

October 7, 2011


Author:  Sanjay Goel, ________________________________________   A.    Changing paradigms of engineering education  “The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done – men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.” – Jean Piaget  Worlds of ‘engineering profession’ as well as […]