Penalizing failure encourages students to be risk averse and cut corners. … More Failing To Learn By Fearing Failure
A university degree is simply a ticket that allows graduates to apply for jobs. MacChangers enhances graduates’ employment prospects because of their active experiential learning based on design-thinking, systems thinking and an entrepreneurial fail-fast innovation approach. … More The Big Idea: Educate Citizen Scholars To Transform Our World
Dave Goldberg, emeritus professor at University of Illinois, teamed up a few years ago with Mark Sommerville of Olin College on a ground-breaking book, A Whole New Engineer. Dave also created The Big Beacon initiative, where he and his collaborators envision and implement innovations to transform engineering education. His 2016 Jack Hodgins Memorial lecture at … More Guest Blog by Brian Baetz: Mindful Engineering
Dynamic engineers are capable of abstract thinking and high-level problem solving. These Silk Road engineers succeed in teams, work well across countries and cultures, have strong interpersonal skills, and are capable of communicating technical information in lay language. … More Silk Road Engineers
Who gets hired? Are you prepared for a job? How can universities better educate their students? … More Who gets hired? Are you prepared for a meaningful job?
We’re trying to grow innovators at McMaster Engineering. From our academic programs to an extracurricular innovation ecosystem, our efforts are based on improving the value that our graduates bring to society. We recognize that engineers will not be able to change the world by themselves and that diversity of thought and disciplines matters. … More History shows: Innovation requires a recipe
Often overlooked, the role of failure during experiential learning is an important aspect for a leader to consider. Success is predicated as much on learning through failure as it is on recalling success. … More Experiments in leadership: Why we fail
Leadership is difficult. There is a constant proliferation of policies and regulations, and increasing expectations regarding compliance, which leads to a need for constant conflict resolution. Who needs more stress in their life? … More Reluctant leadership: Why bother to lead?
To help students ride the waves of disruption, we must better prepare them to compete through their contributions towards innovation. … More Rigour, content and testing: Will that help drive innovation?
Engaged students become engaged citizens. They live and work with a driving passion to improve the wellbeing of our world. … More Be yourself, everyone else is already taken