Engineering education on geosciences in a changing world

Taguas, E. V. and Falconer, Ruth and Tarquis Alfonso, Ana Maria (2014). Engineering education on geosciences in a changing world. "European Journal of Engineering Education", v. 39 (n. 5); pp. 463-466. ISSN 0304-3797. https://doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2014.934323.

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Title: Engineering education on geosciences in a changing world
Author/s:
  • Taguas, E. V.
  • Falconer, Ruth
  • Tarquis Alfonso, Ana Maria
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: European Journal of Engineering Education
Date: 2014
ISSN: 0304-3797
Volume: 39
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Matemática Aplicada
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Engineering aims to work with what knowledge is available to achieve society's goals (Coyle, Murphy, and Grimson 2007). The current environmental challenges and the characteristics of the labour market mean that the effectiveness of Engineering activities in Geosciences must be increased through the development of technical knowledge and the inclusion of suitable training aimed at solving real cases (European Commission 2010). Human capital – understood as the talents, skills and capabilities of higher education graduates – is perceived as an essential element for sustainable economic growth and development in the globalised economy (Sianesi and Van Reenan 2003). We need, therefore, to rethink our approaches to curriculum, instruction and assessment in science education, particularly because of the rapid growth of the scientific knowledge, tools/technologies and theories that have originated over the last 50 years (Duschl and Grandy 2013).

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Item ID: 36128
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36128/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36128
DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2014.934323
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03043797.2014.934323
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 01 Jul 2015 16:51
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 22:56
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