Engineering Cultures® China consists of multimedia modules that examine the historical development and contemporary state of engineering education and the engineering profession in mainland China. The content builds on the Engineering Cultures instructional model, originally developed by Profs. Gary Downey (Virginia Tech) and Juan Lucena (Colorado School of Mines). These modules can help you take the first step toward enhancing your ability to practice effectively as a global engineering professional, in China and beyond.
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- Engineering Cultures China - Introduction (narrated PPT, 30 min)
- Science and Technology in Ancient China (narrated PPT, 15 min)
- Early Modern Engineering and Engineering Education (narrated PPT, 15 min)
- History of Engineering Education, 1911-1976 (narrated PPT, 55 min)
- Engineering and Engineering Education in the Post-Mao Era (narrated PPT, 17 min)
- Interview Excerpts (video, 40 min)
- Imitation or Innovation (narrated PPT, 16 min)
- Engineering Problem Solving with People (narrated PPT, 12 min)
The modules shown here are representative samples from a complete orientation course developed for the International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) 2010 program, administered by Purdue University and supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF Grant No. EEC-0965733). Since the development of this content is ongoing, the modules should be viewed as draft versions. All inquiries, including feedback about these modules or questions about other Engineering Cultures China content, should be directed to Prof. Brent K. Jesiek, Purdue University (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Brent Jesiek (2010), "Engineering Cultures China," http://globalhub.org/resources/3399.
|Lecture Number/Topic||Online Lecture||Video||Lecture Notes||Supplemental Material||Suggested Exercises|
|Engineering Cultures&reg; China - Introduction||View Flash||IREE_EC_China_-_National_Images.pdf|
|Introduction to Engineering Cultures China (narrated PPT presentation, 30 minutes).
What is Culture?
Culture as Dominant Images
Images of Engineers and …
|Engineering Cultures&reg; China - History of Engineering Education, 1911-1976||View Flash|
|This learning module (narrated PPT presentation, 55 minutes) examines the history of engineering education in China from the establishment of the Republic of China (1911) through the formation of the …
|Engineering and Engineering Education in the Post-Mao Era||View Flash||IREE_EC_China_-_Engineers_in_Dialog.pdf|
|This learning module (narrated PPT presentation, 17 minutes) examines trends and challenges for engineering education and the engineering profession in China, especially during the post-Mao era …
|Imitation or Innovation||View Flash|
|This learning module (narrated PPT presentation, 16 minutes) explores whether China is now following its East Asian neighbors by transitioning from a period of technological "imitation" to one of …
|Engineering Cultures&reg; China - Engineering Problem Solving with People||View Flash|
|Introduces viewers to Engineering Problem Solving with People, a participant-observation strategy that can help aspiring global engineers position themselves as effective leaders capable of defining …