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Ensuring Quality in Professional Education Volume II

Engineering Pedagogy and International Knowledge Structures

  • Karen Trimmer
  • Tara Newman
  • Fernando F. Padró

Table of contents

About this book


This book examines quality teaching in professional education in the fields of engineering and international knowledge structures. The second of a two-volume series, the editors and contributors structure the book around case studies which highlight the elements constituting good practice within professional education. While there is no one specific route to prepare well-qualified professionals, this volume explores the decisions the academics responsible for delivering this education make to ensure quality curricula. Ultimately, the key to effective preparations rests with the value employers place on the focus, emphasis and balance between the academic and practical in relation to their own expectations for skills that graduates must have. The second volume in this collection will appeal to students and scholars of professional pedagogy, and engineering pedagogy more specifically.


Case studies Higher Education and the Professions Educating for competency educating for quality Best practice in higher education Quality of teaching in higher education higher education in engineering international knowledge structures

Editors and affiliations

  • Karen Trimmer
    • 1
  • Tara Newman
    • 2
  • Fernando F. Padró
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia
  2. 2.Texas State UniversitySan Marcos, TXUSA
  3. 3.University of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia

About the editors

Karen Trimmer is Professor in the Faculty of Business, Law, Education and Arts at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. 

Tara Newman is Lecturer in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University, USA.

Fernando F. Padró is Associate Professor and Director of Learning and Teaching Support at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ensuring Quality in Professional Education Volume II
  • Book Subtitle Engineering Pedagogy and International Knowledge Structures
  • Editors Karen Trimmer
    Tara Newman
    Fernando F. Padró
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-01083-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-01084-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 294
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Professional & Vocational Education
    Higher Education
    Teaching and Teacher Education
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