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ERIC Number: EJ837729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Erasmus Thematic Networks and the European Dimension of Engineering Education
Borri, Claudio; Guberti, Elisa; Maffioli, Francesco
European Journal of Engineering Education, v30 n4 p409-416 Dec 2005
Some of the most important challenges for engineering schools at the beginning of the 21st century are summarised as well as the role of ERASMUS Thematic Networks (TN) in this scenario. Though focus is mainly given to the European environment, the changes which are interesting Engineering Education appear to involve also the non-European sphere and therefore, this set of papers on the main outcomes of E4 Thematic Network (2000-2004) has been conceived, not only as an useful instrument of dissemination, but also an open window on Europe. In this introductory paper key characteristics of successful TNs are outlined, as resulting from the experience of TN E4, Enhancing Engineering Education in Europe, which has terminated its life end of September 2004. The new TN project, denominated TREE, for Teaching and Research in Engineering in Europe, is briefly presented. On the other hand, in the following 5 sections some of the main activities developed within E4 are presented touching topics related to accreditation, quality assurance, students involvement in Engineering Education, ICT and new learning methods and curriculum development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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