Resource-based Education in Chemical Engineering: The history and impact of a radical teaching innovation

Baxter E.P. (1990) Resource-based Education in Chemical Engineering: The history and impact of a radical teaching innovation. Studies in Higher Education, 15 2: 223-240. doi:10.1080/03075079012331377531


Author Baxter E.P.
Title Resource-based Education in Chemical Engineering: The history and impact of a radical teaching innovation
Journal name Studies in Higher Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1470-174X
Publication date 1990-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03075079012331377531
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 2
Start page 223
End page 240
Total pages 18
Subject 3304 Education
Abstract While the adoption of resource-based education (RBE) in the teaching of individual engineering subjects is not novel, the introduction of RBE throughout an entire university department is unprecedented. This paper presents the underlying rationale of the innovation, describes the management processes employed in the first five years of the project, and describes the impact on teaching staff. Group and personal interviews, and an instrument designed to reveal teachers' level of acceptance of the innovation, yielded three levels of response profile analysis. Differences in response profiles and in raw scores at different developmental stages of concern were observed between experienced and inexperienced users of the innovation, and interpreted in terms of concerns theory. Implications are drawn for the role of academic administrators and institutional staff development programmes in assisting staff to come to terms with radical teaching innovations that are introduced on a department-wide basis.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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