Corrinne is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UCT.
Education Research Focus
Education research is Corrinne's primary research activity. She developed her lineage in educational research through her postgraduate studies and engagement with colleagues and activities as a member of CREE. In general, Corrinne draws on systemic thought and praxis to conceive of the design and delivery of a course, module or programme as a learning system and her inquiries have focussed on what was learnt, by whom, and how and for what purposes.While this approach can be adapted for learning systems in undergraduate or postgraduate contexts, she has conducted the bulk of her research activities with mature-age students, such as practising engineers, returning to university for postgraduate study.
Shaw, C. (2011). Looking at individuals’ stories of work-based learning prior to commencing a postgraduate course in engineering management, African Journal of Research in MST Education, Volume 14 (2), pp. 85–95.
Wolmarans, N,. & Shaw, C. (2011).” Wearing that hard hat and those boots and being there with all the dust”: Students’ conceptions of becoming a civil engineer. Proceedings of American Society for Engineering Educators (ASEE) Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
Shaw, C.B.: The repertory grid technique: A method for the study of workplace learning. Paper accepted for the 8th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM09) in Malta, 22-23 June 2009. ISBN: 978-1-906638002-3. ISBN:978-1-906638-32-0 CD
Hartney, D. and Shaw, C.B.: Educating Research Students for Employment in a Global Environment: A Practitioners View. Paper accepted for the 7th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM08) in London, 19-20 June 2008. ISBN: 978-1-906638002-3.