Opportunities to share ideas & practice among engineering education initiatives

G. A. Thomson*

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Abstract

Globally there are a significant number of engineering and STEM related initiatives and organisations with each organisation having a particular emphasis, audience or approach regarding development of education in these fields. All however aim to share ideas and best-practice among engineering educators so improving the overall learning experience of their students. By analysing the nature of the organisations it is hoped synergies can be found to more formally encourage organisations to share ideas while still retaining distinct identities and focuses. At the SEFI 2016 conference in Tampere the issue of exploring and developing links between SEFI and CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate) was raised. This paper will share work being done towards a SEFI (European Engineering Education Society) position paper to improve the links between it and the CDIO initiative.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017 - Education Excellence for Sustainability, SEFI 2017
PublisherSociété Eropéenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs
Pages194-201
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789899887572
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2017
Event45th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, SEFI 2017 - Angra do Heroismo, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal
Duration: 18 Sep 201721 Sep 2017

Conference

Conference45th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, SEFI 2017
CountryPortugal
CityAngra do Heroismo, Terceira Island, Azores
Period18/09/1721/09/17

Keywords

  • CDIO
  • Collaboration
  • SEFI

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    Thomson, G. A. (2017). Opportunities to share ideas & practice among engineering education initiatives. In Proceedings of the 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017 - Education Excellence for Sustainability, SEFI 2017 (pp. 194-201). Société Eropéenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs.