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Academic Resource Network for Engineering and ICT Australia

Engineering education for social and environmental justice

Start: 2010
Report Publication Date: N/A
Primary Project Leader Caroline Baillie

Funding
Amount: $213,000.00 Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Source: Competitive Grants
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Summary
The traditional approach to teaching engineering problem solving, where students are limited to finding purely technical solutions, is beginning to be critiqued in the light of rapid globalisation, and an increasing acceptance of the need for graduate engineers to locate technical requirements within their social, economic and environmental context . Students need to learn to take responsibility for their learning, to develop new ways of questioning the world around them and to apply this to real world, messy problems. In this project an interdisciplinary team of scholars from four Universities, together with an emerging Australian wide Enthusiasts network, and in collaboration with Engineers Without Borders Australia, will develop curriculum maps, implement pedagogical strategies and explore their effectiveness in helping students to pass through a threshold of learning and graduate as Engineers who work towards Social and Environmental Justice
Outcome
Keywords
Discipline Context › Engineering
Graduate Skills › Ethics/Social Justice
Disciplines
  • Engineering
Education Levels
  • Higher Education
Project Members
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Contacts

Associate Deans & Educational Leaders in Engineering

Program Leaders in Engineering

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Contacts

Associate Deans Learning & Teaching in ICT

Program Leaders in ICT

Postal Address

Australian Computer Society
[ARNEIA]
P.O. Box Q534
QVB
Sydney 1230
NSW

Email

info@ARNEIA.edu.au