QUALITY PEDAGOGY IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION: AN ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS OF PEDAGOGICAL CAPACITY
, F. Haq2
1Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (MALAYSIA)
2University of London (UNITED KINGDOM)
An important cultural element in an educational organization is the value placed on knowledge. In engineering education, knowledge is delivered through appropriate pedagogy that fosters teaching and learning excellence. Successful delivery of pedagogy means successful learning. The educational leader needs to consider two important issues related to pedagogy, in view of current changes in higher education brought about by global competition for quality education, First, do engineering programs in the university deliver high quality pedagogy? Second, do the students in the engineering programs of their choice receive a positive learning experience? If the responses to the two questions are less than satisfactory, this probably means that the success of pedagogical delivery is limited. Therefore the leadership, structural and cultural condition of the organization must be improved for the purpose of delivering quality pedagogy.
The focus of this paper is to discuss such improvements for engineering education which includes:
(a) faculty views on pedagogical delivery,
(b) the leadership needed,
(c) the culture needed,
(d) the organizational structures needed to support the culture.
In conclusion, the proactive educational leader is responsible for the effective delivery of pedagogy which accommodates every diverse learner in the classroom.