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Education Engineering Time is Money. With this quotation, this essay begins. Any person who works at an industrial environment knows the importance of a well-used time at a production line, either if it´s a simple home appliance or an expensive car. The big industries always seek to improve their production quality, with the least resource usage as possible (workforce, machinery, time and financial resource), at the smallest amount of time as possible, in order to make the highest amount of profit as possible. Now, the question is: what does this have to do with education? Surprisingly the answer is a single word: everything. Even though it may sound absurd, once engineering belongs to the exacts science and pedagogy to human science, engineering belongs in education more than people can imagine. Let´s see a simple industrial example. A worker from a certain company has the function of producing a small lot of 30 pieces. This person has a time limit of about one hour and forty minutes (one hundred minutes in total) to produce this lot. The person must then think of the best strategy and of which are the best resources for the production, in order to spend the least money as possible, to generate the biggest production and best use the available time. The same must happen inside a classroom. When walking into a classroom, the teacher or Professor has a limit of time to teach a certain subject for a specific amount of students. The teacher or Professor must then, having knowledge of the subject to be taught, decide which are the most appropriate pedagogic tools for that specific topic, and how to organize the class time (introduction, contents, answering questions from the students, and answer exercises given by the Professor himself or herself) in such a way to have the biggest production of knowledge as possible, in the smallest time as possible as well, for the biggest amount of students as possible. It may sound like an easy task, but it isn´t. It´s very common at universities, Professors who have a good technical knowledge, field experience, but when it comes to their didactic tools, they just can´t deliver what they promise. Unfortunately, such Professors fail in simple topics, such as the class time management, being clear while explaining, their evaluation system and how their knowledge is transmitted to the students. Not to mention those Professors who have Doctor and Master´s degrees, but still insist on reading their slideshows before the whole classroom. Again, it is worth to mention that this happens not only in Universities but also in elementary schools, high schools and technical schools. And so, here comes the question: how to solve such issue? There´s no other answer, but this: encourage and educate teachers and Professors, in order to enhance their didactics and clarity at the moment of teaching. There are today innumerable books, websites, and courses that allow teachers and Professors to enhance their didactics. There must also be the awareness that one can´t “simply teach” or “give a lecture”. Teaching is much more than just walking into a classroom and teaching a subject for a specific class of students, no matter their academic level and social group. The action of teaching involves the transformation of the way by which the student sees the world where he or she lives. It involves creating a new meaning for the student and to the context in which he or she is inserted. Being a Professor or a teacher is as much as important as being an engineer, once in the same way an engineer builds a machine, a building or even a bridge, Professors and teachers build not only the future, but also a social transformation in the student´s life, which can result in an improvement to the student´s life quality and even to the community where they live. There must be therefore the awareness that the class time is as much important as the time of an industrial production line, where every second matter.


Each second must be well explored by the educator, in order to ensure the maximum utilization of the school day, no matter if it´s a school, technical school or university. After all, who never felt a little bit lazy to go to school, or college, because everyone knew the Professor or teacher didn´t create any interest in the subject taught, or because everyone knew the subject was difficult and the Professor only made things even worse? That way, we can say that the class time management is very important, to ensure the maximum learning as possible, in a specific period of time, with the most appropriate pedagogic tools for that specific class. It is needed the Professors and teachers education, seeking the best performance in class, creating the biggest amount of knowledge as possible. Strategic planning, in order to get the biggest amount of positive results as possible, in the smallest time possible, with the best pedagogic tools available in the market. What would that be, but not engineering itself? That would be the engineering that builds all the other engineering: the education engineering. Mateus Arrobas Control and Automation Course Student from the University of Sorocaba

Education Engineering  

A text that talks about the importance of the “German Engineering standard” inside a classroom, no matter the school environment. In a simpl...

Education Engineering  

A text that talks about the importance of the “German Engineering standard” inside a classroom, no matter the school environment. In a simpl...

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