Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Engineering (ELATE) is an initiative that aims to foster learning communities comprising of undergraduate and graduate students, teaching assistants, and academic and non-academic staff with the objective of enhancing and promoting excellence in the learning and teaching experience in the Faculty of Engineering.
- Support a culture of critical thinking about teaching and learning
- Promote the use of evidence-based practices in teaching and learning
- Nurture a community of life-long learners within the Faculty of Engineering
- Develop and support research in Engineering Education
ELATE is proud to contribute to the advancement of the field of engineering education through participation in conferences and academic publications. Below is a selection of publications authored by past and present ELATE team members (identified by an asterix*) as well those authored by faculty members leading ELATE-supported projects.
If you are interested in working with ELATE on a research project, please contact elate.engineering [at] mcgill.ca (our team) or see our funding opportunities and awards.
- Group Work on Midterm and Final Exams in Remote Teaching and Learning Context and Beyond by Lawrence Chen*
- A Systems Theory Framework for Embedding Lifelong Learning Holistically in Undergraduate Engineering Education by Amanda Saxe*, Rehab Mahmoud*, and Nasim Razavinia*
- Supporting Engineering Students on Academic Probation by Improving Their Learning Skills by Valerie Bourassa* and Maria Orjuela-Laverde*
- On the Use of Reflective Writing in an Introductory Photonics Course by Lawrence Chen* and Maxime Jacques
- On the Use of Reflective Writing Exercises for Improving Student Learning of Conceptual and Technical Problems in Engineering by Lawrence Chen*, Maxime Jacques, and Zeinab Sobhanigavgani
- Interrupted Case Studies in Materials Engineering by Marta Cerruti
- Exam-Wrappers as a Tool to Enhance Students’ Metacognitive Skills in Machine Element Design Class by Ibrahim El Bojairami and Mark Driscoll
- Utility and Implementation of Reflection in Distinct Types of Engineering Courses by Ibrahim El Bojairami, Sonya Kouthouridis, Zeinab Sobhanigavgani, Maxime Jacques, Christopher Moraes, Sidney Omelon, Mark Driscoll, and Lawrence Chen*
- Preparing Tomorrow’s Engineer-Communicators: A Review of Models for Effective Communication Instruction by Meghan Marshall, Lydia Wilkinson, Viviane Yargeau, Maria Orjuela-Laverde*, Myra Bloom, Brandiff Caron, Louise Meunier, Greg Zilberbrant, Paul Okrutny, Jonathan Verrett, Michael Schoen, Estella Qi, Tatiana Teslenko, Kelly Miller, and Hassan Golpour
- Building Effective Case Studies for Materials by Vivienne Tam and Marta Cerruti
- The Effect of Student Reflection Quality on a Technical Writing Assignment Resubmission by Rana Yekani, Sarah Bluteau, and Sidney Omelon
- Implementing Reflective Writing in Large Non-Technical Engineering Courses by Lawrence Chen* and Maria Orjuela-Laverde*
- Engaging College Physics Students with Photonics Research by Rhys Adams and Lawrence Chen*