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ERIC Number: ED531734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Sustainable Development in Engineering Education: A Pedagogical Approach
Ahrens, A.; Zascerinska, J.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the ATEE Spring University Conference (Vilnius, Lithuania, May 3-5, 2012)
Engineering education is facing a challenge of the development of student engineers' social responsibility in the context of sustainable development. The aim of the research is to analyze efficiency of engineering curriculum in the context of sustainable development underpinning elaboration of pedagogical guidelines on the development of students' social responsibility in engineering education. The analysis involves a process of analyzing the meaning of the key concepts "sustainable development" and "engineering curriculum." Moreover, the study demonstrates how the key concepts are related to the idea of "efficiency." The qualitative evaluation research has been used. The present empirical research was conducted during the Baltic Summer School "Technical Informatics and Information Technology" in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The sample involved 85 participants. The students' needs in Enterprise 2.0 were a criterion of efficiency of engineering curriculum in the context of sustainable development. Descriptive statistics was implemented for primary data analysis. The findings of the research allow drawing conclusions on efficiency of engineering curriculum for the development of students' social responsibility in the context of sustainable development. Pedagogical guidelines are elaborated. (Contains 5 tables and 12 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Latvia