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Nicky Wolmarans

About Nicky

Nicky is an Academic Development Lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Cape Town. She holds a BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering and is currently registered for a PhD in the School of Education. Her undergraduate teaching spans fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and design, but with a particular interest in making explicit the discourse of engineering. She also contributes to a postgraduate course in knowledge and curriculum in a Higher Education Studies Program.

Selected Publications

  • Wolmarans, Nicky (2014). Exploring the role of Disciplinary Knowledge in Engineering when learning to Design. DTRS 10: Design Thinking Research Symposium 2014 – Purdue University, 12-15 October 2014.
  • Wolmarans, Nicky (2013). Engineering Design, why is it so difficult to teach and to learn? SASEE 2013. Cape Town, South Africa. 10-12 June. pp 219-228.
  • Wolmarans, Nicky (2012). Artefacts as objects and products of knowledge. Knowledge and Curriculum in Higher Education Symposium, 7 & 8 November 2012, Cape Town.
  • Wolmarans, Nicky, Luckett, Kathy & Case,Jenni (2012).Articulating principles of curriculum knowledge progression: A case study of design in a civil engineering degree programme. 7th International Basil Bernstein Symposium 27-30 June,Aix-en-Provance, France.
  • Wolmarans, N. and Shaw, C.B. 2011. "Wearing that hardhat and those boots and being there with all the dust“:Students‘ conceptions of becoming a civil engineer. In Proceedings of the 2011 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition,26-29 June 2011,  Vancouver, Canada.

Email: nicky.wolmarans@uct.ac.za