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Sharing good practice in process safety teaching

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Title: Sharing good practice in process safety teaching
Authors: Tighe, CJ
Maraj, MP
Richardson, SM
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The teaching of safety is one of the most important and transferrable subjects in the undergraduate chemical engineering curriculum. However, whilst different institutions have a broadly similar approach to educating students in core topics such as transport processes, approaches to safety teaching are somewhat more variable. This paper describes, analyses and reflects on our approach to safety teaching. It was found that not only are the requirements for accreditation of the degree programme by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) met, but the majority of the IChemE Safety Centre’s (ISC) recommendations are also covered. Student feedback on the 3rd year Safety and Loss Prevention (S&LP) module showed that the course has been consistently well received by the students, pointing to good course structure and coherence being a significant factor. Analysis of the outcomes of the 2020 final examination for S&LP, using Bloom’s taxonomy, supported existing plans to change the mode of assessment of S&LP to a significant coursework project. Finally, plans for a future revision of the S&LP module are presented to serve as one exemplar of good practice in safety teaching, which not only meets the requirements of the accrediting body and industry, but is also enjoyed by students.
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2021
Date of Acceptance: 12-Mar-2021
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/88617
DOI: 10.1016/j.ece.2021.03.004
ISSN: 1749-7728
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Start Page: 73
End Page: 81
Journal / Book Title: Education for Chemical Engineers
Volume: 36
Copyright Statement: © 2021 Institution of Chemical Engineers. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This manuscript is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Keywords: 09 Engineering
13 Education
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2021-03-18
Appears in Collections:Chemical Engineering

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