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T ITLE : T EACHING SELF - AWARENESS, DIVERSITY AND REFLECTION TO SUPPORT AN INTEGRATED ENGINEERING CURRICULUM A UTHORS : E. T ILLEY, J. P ETERS, J.E. M.

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1 T ITLE : T EACHING SELF - AWARENESS, DIVERSITY AND REFLECTION TO SUPPORT AN INTEGRATED ENGINEERING CURRICULUM A UTHORS : E. T ILLEY, J. P ETERS, J.E. M ITCHELL

2 G LOBAL N EED = - W ELL – R OUNDED E NGINEERING G RADUATES

3 G OOD A CADEMIC P ERFORMANCE, SUPPLEMENTED WITH … High level analytical & critical thinking skills; Communication & teamwork skills; and Sound understanding of engineering & business practice.

4 UCL I NTEGRATED E NGINEERING P ROGRAMME In-te-gra-ted (adjective) 1.combining or coordinating separate elements so as to provide a harmonious, interrelated whole (Oxford Dictionary) Design & Professional Skills Mathematical Modelling & Analysis Integrated Engineering Discipline Specific Module IEP Year 1

5 Y EAR 1: I NTEGRATED E NGINEERING In-te-gra-ted (approach) 1.introduce engineering problems starting in Year 1, and bring the math and science (and communication and economics and ethics) in context of the problems and the projects (Felder, 2012) Integrated Engineering 2. P RACTICE 1. T EACH 3. R EFLECT P ROBLEM -B ASED L EARNING = IE ‘C HALLENGES ’

6 T HE E XTRA B IT : T EACHING S ELF - AWARENESS “What am I good at?” “What are my core values?” “What are my natural talents?” “When do I perform at my best?” “Why did I choose to study engineering?” “How do I spend my free time?” “Who inspires me?” “Who do I enjoy collaborating with and why?” “What motivates me?” “How do I learn best?” “What sets me apart?” “What’s my dream job?”

7 S TRENGTHS F INDER 2.0 … BETTER THAN ITS PREDECESSORS H ISTORIC ‘E NGINEER ’ P ROFILES

8 S TRENGTHS F INDER 2.0 … A WIDER VOCABULARY & A COMMON LANGUAGE My “Top 5 Strengths” are … Gallup Press

9 ExecutingInfluencingRelationship Building Strategic Thinking Achiever Arranger Belief Consistency Deliberative Discipline Focus Responsibility Restorative Activator Command Communication Competition Maximiser Self-Assurance Significance WOO (winning others over) Adaptability Developer Connectedness Empathy Harmony Includer Individualization Positivity Relator Analytical Context Futuristic Ideation Input Intellection Learner Strategic StrengthsFinder2.0 – Strengths based Leadership, Tom Rath & Barry Conchie (Gallup Press) S TRENGTHS F INDER 2.0 … A WIDER VOCABULARY & A COMMON LANGUAGE

10 S TRENGTHS F INDER 2.0 … INSIGHT INTO THE STRENGTHS OF THE YR1 EEE COHORT A CHIEVER C OMPETITION

11 S TRENGTHS F INDER 2.0 … FOR T EAM - WORK & L EADERSHIP IN ‘S CENARIOS ’

12 A LOT OF IT ’ S ABOUT … Communication … AND FOR S UPPORTING T EAM D YNAMICS & D YNAMIC T EAMS

13 T EAM D YNAMICS & S TRENGTHS G APS … AN EXAMPLE – T HE P ERFECT T EAM ExecutingInfluencingRelationship Building Strategic Thinking Achiever Belief Deliberative Responsibility Adaptability Connectedness Harmony Includer Relator Analytical Futuristic Ideation Input Intellection Strategic

14 S TRENGTHS F INDER 2.0 … FOR L EADERSHIP & D YNAMIC T EAMS “Leading beyond Authority” (J, Middleton, 2007) for Dynamic Teams

15 S TRENGTHS F INDER 2.0 … FOR C HOOSING R OLES & R ESPONSIBILITIES IDEO, Kelley & Littman, 2005 Skills Audit & Deployment Natural preferences Talents & interests

16 S TRENGTHS F INDER 2.0 … FOR M OTIVATION D. Pink, 2010

17 S TRENGTHS F INDER 2.0 … FOR I MPROVING D IVERSITY & I NCLUSIVITY UCL Global Citizenship Programme Gender Equality “A tool to improve mutual respect among students, whilst offering a vocabulary to voice and de- personalise frustrations when working together.” Jan Peters, Katalytic Inc.

18 1-99 employees employees 1000+Average Communication skills Team-working Integrity Intellectual ability Confidence Character / personality Planning / organisational Literacy Numeracy Analysis and decision making S TRENGTHS F INDER 2.0 … FOR E MPLOYABILITY

19 UCL Engineering Intentional Learning Plan (ILP): a living document focus student’s own learning personal reflection and portfolio of evidence demonstrate personal potential to lead and be led by future employers record of people, events etc. to support learning and attaining future goals S TRENGTHS F INDER 2.0 … FOR R EFLECTION & P LANNING

20 S TRENGTHS F INDER 2.0 … P ERSONAL T UTOR S UPPORT UCL F ACULTY W IDE P ERSONAL T UTOR P ROGRAMME “Often the role of personal tutor is lost by the end of Term 1, if you haven’t established a good relationship with your student. Talking to the students about their personal strengths, their ILP and short & long term goals has helped to keep discussions going throughout the year”. G Roberts, UCL Engineering


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