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LInc Talk: Engineering education: leading the way through a decade of change

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Friday, February 11, 2022 10:30am to 11:45am

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Friday, February 11, 2022 10:30am to 11:45am

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The transformation of engineering education has its roots in the decade before the COVID-19 pandemic. Engineering faculty and their institutional leaders across the world were driving forward changes in the engineering curriculum to ensure that tomorrow’s engineers have the competencies needed to tackle the economic, social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. But the pandemic has been an additional catalyst for change, necessitating major reforms to program design and delivery and the wider student experience. Together, these changes are set to have a major impact on the future trajectory of the engineering education sector. They have also shone a spotlight on how universities reward the contributions to teaching and learning made by faculty.

The talk will discuss findings from two global projects. The CEEDA project focuses on changes in engineering education resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden pivot to online teaching and learning in spring 2020. It is looking in particular at whether this shift has set back or accelerated educational changes in train before 2020. The Teaching Cultures Survey is capturing global progress made in reforming academic promotion systems and rewarding faculty contributions to university teaching and learning. Evidence from both projects point to the capacity of engineering schools to spearhead and embrace far-reaching changes in higher education.

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