Interdisciplinary learning of science and engineering: Education students' attitudes

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The unique course Science and Engineering Education: Interdisciplinary Aspects was designed for students who are at an advanced stage of their undergraduate studies in science and engineering education at the Technion – Israel institute of Technology. The aim of the course is to expose students to the attributes of interdisciplinary learning which integrates science and engineering, with an emphasis on electrical engineering. The study presented in the paper tracked changes in the attitudes of sixteen students who took the course, towards interdisciplinary learning of science and engineering. Data were collected by questionnaires, interviews and observations. According to the findings, students believed that interdisciplinary learning is not only interesting but also improves understanding due to the engineering aspect. Moreover, students argued that interdisciplinary learning of science and engineering is natural and suitable for today's reality where the line between science and engineering is blurred.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering
PublisherEge University Press
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2014


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