Engineering Education for All: Strategies and Challenges

Díaz Lantada, Andrés and Muñoz Guijosa, Juan Manuel and Chacón Tanarro, Enrique and Echávarri Otero, Javier and Muñoz Sanz, José Luis (2016). Engineering Education for All: Strategies and Challenges. "Internacional Journal of Engineering Education", v. 32 (n. 5 B); pp. 2255-2271. ISSN 0949-149X.

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Title: Engineering Education for All: Strategies and Challenges
Author/s:
  • Díaz Lantada, Andrés
  • Muñoz Guijosa, Juan Manuel
  • Chacón Tanarro, Enrique
  • Echávarri Otero, Javier
  • Muñoz Sanz, José Luis
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Internacional Journal of Engineering Education
Date: 2016
ISSN: 0949-149X
Volume: 32
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: engineering education; continuous improvement strategies; education for all
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The path to the future requires the best possible trained engineers for further developing and mentoring the technological advances that are reshaping the present. Such advances may be the keys for facing the challenges ahead, including the population outgrowth, the climate changes and a global need for sustainability and responsible management, which probably will not come from traditional politics, but from people capable of building bridges between the mentioned advances and of handling them ethically. All this brings us to the topic of "Engineering Education for All". If the "engineers of the future" are to be key players in solving current challenges of Mankind, we will need the most talented and motivated ones, regardless of their social background and economical status. In this study we try to methodically analyze the main strategies for the promotion of "Engineering Education for All", mainly linked to actuations which directly affect students or teachers (and teaching methodologies) and which take advantage of the environment and available resources. From an initial list of 60 strategies, we focus on the 10 drivers of change considered more important after an initial evaluation. Subsequently, a systematic analysis of the typical problems linked to these main drivers of change, enables us to find and formulate 10 major and unsolved problems. After selecting these typical problems, we put forward 24 different solutions, for short-term actuation, and discuss their effects, while bearing in mind our team's experience, together with the information from the studies carried out by numerous colleagues.

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Item ID: 45943
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/45943/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:45943
Official URL: https://www.ijee.ie/latestissues/Vol32-5B/02_ijee3303ns.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 May 2017 14:13
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 11:32
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