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Some Thoughts on Engineering Education

Naturevolume 193pages618622 (1962) | Download Citation


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    Weller, O. G., The Chem. Engineer, A 73 (December, 1961).

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    Edgeworth Johnstone, R., Trans. Inst. Chem. Eng., 39, 4 (1961).

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    See, for example, Teaching and Learning by A. G. and R. H. Hughes, third ed., 454 (Longman Green and Co., 1959). On the other hand Charles Fox, in Educational Psychology (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1950) appears to favour a modified version of the “Doctrine of Formal Training”. Fox gives a good review of the experimental work.

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    Nature, 190, 113 (1961).

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    See, for example, Danckwerts, P. V., The Chem. Engineer, A 42 (August 1961).

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