Sandra Ingram

  • Gender and Collaboration

    Communication Styles in the Engineering Classroom

    By Sandra Ingram and Anne Parker     January 2002

    As more women enter male-dominated faculties such as engineering, there is a growing need to understand the set of social processes that impact upon them and the continuing need for curriculum reform. This understanding is crucially important for engineering students because of the increasing demand put on them to work in team-based environments in which they will need the collaborative skills of shared interaction, decision-making and responsibility.