At the request of many engineering professors attending Minerva workshops and with support from Minerva’s key academic, industry partners and Engineering Deans, Minerva’s Board of Directors decided to undertake the development and delivery of H&S engineering student teaching modules. The modules address current H&S education gaps expressed by Minerva’s industry and academic partners and provide content for professors to teach H&S in their classes. The modules were also developed to address the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) engineering graduate attribute requirements on safety, risk education and the content for it. The modules would help future engineers better understand their legal, moral, ethical and societal responsibilities and properly prepare them for the workplace.
The modules range in teaching duration from 1-3 hours and can be integrated into existing courses over the four years of undergraduate engineering. The teaching modules can also be used by other university faculties (e.g. Business, Healthcare) and Colleges including their Technology Programs, Trade Schools and OHS Schools. The modules can also serve as good training material for employees of Minerva’s sponsoring organizations and other organizations.
An engineering grad student and/or college student, under the supervision of a professor and with technical support provided by a company to review content, share leading practices etc. developed each module. Minerva raised the needed funding from industry, and MITACS and government grants in order to provide $10,000 to the student developing the module.
Twenty- four modules are now on Minerva’s website. Some modules have been developed for all Engineering disciplines whereas other modules are discipline specific. Content from these modules is being used to develop Minerva’s eLearning Courses. There are five modules that also have a French version; Minerva plans to continue translating other modules as funding becomes available. Plans are also underway to develop further modules that have been identified in Minerva’s design document for its eLearning Courses.
13 Core Modules (for all Engineering Disciplines)
* Also available in French
11 Discipline Specific (for 2 or more Engineering Disciplines)
* Also available in French
Minerva Teaching Modules
Accessing the Minerva Teaching Modules and Quizzes
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WorkSmart Campus, Electrical Hazards Teaching Module
It should be noted that access to the WorkSmart Campus (WSC) e-learning module which also included an Electrical Hazards module is no longer available from the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Most of this content has now been included in Minerva’s new eLearning Course 100.
Interested in Writing a Case Study or Teaching Module for Minerva Canada?
Minerva Safety Management Education encourages and sponsors the research and publication of Case Studies and Teaching Modules, illustrating business effectiveness through Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) management. These resources are intended for use as teaching tools, demonstrating that SHE management has positive business outcomes such as improved profitability, reduced incidents and improved labour relations, productivity and quality.
When used in teaching, Case Studies enhance participants’ understanding of the interrelationship of SHE management with the events depicted and with the internal and external forces upon a business. Learning takes place through discussion of opinions within the student group.
Minerva also encourages and sponsors the research, development and publication of new Teaching Modules pertinent for new graduates entering the workplace and where current student teaching material is not readily available.
Check out the Minerva guidelines for Teaching Modules and Case Studies and funding available for university or college professors or graduate students interested in developing a Teaching Module for Minerva Canada.
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