Linking Professional Conduct for Undergraduate Engineering with Civic Engagement Through Teaching and Learning

Satesh N. Namasivayam, Jayasubamani A. S. Moganakrishnan

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Abstract

Students and facilitators in an undergraduate engineering degree program at Taylor’s University demonstrate how they link professional conduct to the learning in a civic engagement activity. This paper provides insight into reflection about learning and teaching that undertook in the process and how the authors improved our instructional strategies. With a conceptualized civic engagement activity on health, safety and environment aspects (HSE), a teaching and learning activity is discussed on its implementation. The service activities are undertaken with organizations in various underserved domains of community in Malaysia. Students reflect on their experience in these settings with organizational members and community. They organize their reflection to demonstrate how they link professional conduct required for HSE. Findings from student reflections analysed using thematic analysis related to a number of themes in the way students interpreted their learning of HSE with civic engagement. However, the limitations of study provide insight into developing civic engagement as a meaningful exercise for understanding HSE as a driven commitment through participation for engineering students.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-434
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology
Volume13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018

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