Engineering and Science Education Research (ESER) Group
The Engineering and Science Education Research (ESER) Group aims to strengthen student learning by enabling academic staff to conduct and publish educational research and scholarship. The ESER Group brings together academic staff, principally from the Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences but is also inclusive of staff from across the University with similar educational research interests. The ESER Group includes nationally and internationally recognised researchers in the field.
- ESER to develop a research tool for investigating engineering students experimental learning
- Swinburne hosts engineering conference
- Teaching excellence rewarded
- How to explain science with the things around you
- ALOP team wins SPIE Educator Award for bringing light through hands-on training
- Students learn to take their tablets
- Engineering leaders call for rejection of proposal to close the Australian Learning and Teaching Council
The ESER performs long- and short-term research activities, ranging from multi-year, collaborative internally and externally funded projects to individual academics undertaking research on classroom improvements.
The group specialises in research on teaching and learning innovations, and has research foci around student engagement (such as active learning, using technology to engage students in large lectures, and project based learning), improving teaching practices, professional identity development and industry engagement in professional education.
Welcome from Head of Group
The Engineering and Science Education Research (ESER) group was established at the start of 2010, with a significant and long-term funding commitment from the Faculty of Engineering & Industrial Sciences (FEIS).
Although many of the ESER groups active members come from FEIS, the group also welcomes members from other parts of Swinburne engineering and science education community, including Swinburne Professional Learning (SPL), Faculty of Information & Communication Technologies (FICT), Faculty of Life and Social Sciences (FLSS), Swinburne TAFE, and the Swinburne Sarawak Campus, Malaysia.
Our mission is to enhance engineering and science students learning through informed and innovative education research and scholarship. Although primarily focused on our own engineering and science students at Swinburne, our education research and scholarship should influence students learning across the university, nationally and internationally.