Engineering education and sustainable development: Rapid curriculum renewal

Desha, Cheryl (2010) Engineering education and sustainable development: Rapid curriculum renewal. In 3rd International Symposium on Engineering Education, 1-2 July 2010, University College Cork, Ireland. (Unpublished)

Abstract

The issue of engineering education and how it can systemically embed sustainable development knowledge and skills is now a major consideration for engineering educators globally. In this plenary presentation Ms Desha will begin by highlighting the rapidly changing market and regulatory environment and the time lag dilemma facing higher education with regard to delivering professionals who can address societal needs. She will then briefly present a series of elements of curriculum renewal to support engineering educators who are grappling with how programs of study can be rapidly renewed to address such emerging 21st Century challenges. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the need for astrategic approach by higher education institutions, to ensure that the latest research and opportunities are communicated, while being sufficiently pragmatic and realistic with regard to the scale of the challenges, and existing inertia within the higher education system.

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ID Code: 86474
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
Keywords: engineering education for sustainable development, curriculum renewal, rapid drivers, barriers, timeframe catalysts
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Technologies (090703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Author
Deposited On: 10 Aug 2015 05:46
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 05:46

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