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Title: Nurturing all-round engineering and product designers
Authors: Siu, KWM 
Keywords: Eight-Cs'
All-round
Curriculum development
Engineering and product designers
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publ
Source: International journal of technology and design education, 2003, v. 13, no. 3, p. 243-254 How to cite?
Journal: International Journal of Technology and Design Education 
Abstract: This paper discusses how a curriculum should be revised to nurture all-round engineering and product designers to meet new social and industrial needs. It first reviews the limitations of the current engineering and product design education, and argues that it is biased either towards the acquisition of engineering and technological knowledge and skills but not critical thinking skills; or towards the nurturing of so-called creative thinking, while ignoring the conducting of in-depth investigations. This paper uses Hong Kong as a case study to further identify new social and industrial needs. To meet these needs, it proposes the consideration of 'Eight Cs' for the engineering and product design curriculum, that is: Competent, Comprehensive, Compulsory, Critical, Creative Curious, Collaborative and Continuous.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/16887
ISSN: 0957-7572
DOI: 10.1023/A:1026101210221
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