Projects per year
The spheres of education and occupation represent conceptual under- standings of learning and working in our western societies, but also his- torically rooted infrastructures that hold our institutions in place. Based on an ethnographically informed study of engineering design within both spheres, the project pursues a practice theoretical perspective to open up these understandings and infrastructures in order to find out how we might understand the seemingly persistent difficulties of resonating pro- fessional engineering design practices in our academically informed edu- cational system.
The project uses thick descriptions of the empirical material to first of all provide an understanding of how engineering design work is practiced. By framing engineering design practices as essentially epistemic practices (wrought with ambiguities) the analysis is sensitive to the heterogeneity and sociality that lies beyond topics usually discussed by engineering ed- ucators and employers (such as specialised and codified knowledge and core competences).
Then, shifting attention to the ideas of changing and developing en- gineering design practice, the project offers an analysis of the infrastruc- tures that uphold and stabilise education and occupation alike. The empir- ical material illustrates how changing existing practices requires more than initiative and local doings because the underlying infrastructures are tough and reaches across many interconnected bundles of practices.
The PhD project thus contributes with novel practice theoretical un- derstanding of practicing and changing engineering design in Denmark.
|Short title||Practicing and Changing Engineering Design|
|Effective start/end date||15/10/2011 → 14/11/2014|
- Design practices
- Engineering Education
- Professional practices
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journal › Conference abstract for conference › Research › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journal › Paper without publisher/journal › Research › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceeding › Article in proceeding › Research › peer-review