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Malheiro, Benedita; Silva, Manuel; Ribeiro, Maria Cristina; Guedes, Pedro; Ferreira, Paulo – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2015
Current engineering education challenges require approaches that promote scientific, technical, design and complementary skills while fostering autonomy, innovation and responsibility. The European Project Semester (EPS) at Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP) (EPS@ISEP) is a one semester project-based learning programme (30 European…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Problem Solving, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cultural Pluralism
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Cerda Suarez, Luis Manuel; Hernandez, Wilmar – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2012
In the last decade, many changes have taken place in the field of university education. Professional practice demands that future graduates design and market products, preserve the interests of their clients, take responsibilities in public administration or participate in politics. Universities must educate professionals so that they become…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Styles
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Fernandes, Joao M.; Van Hattum-Janssen, Natascha; Ribeiro, Antonio Nestor; Fonte, Victor; Santos, Luis Paulo; Sousa, Pedro – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2012
Many of the current approaches used in teaching and learning in engineering education are not the most appropriate to prepare students for the challenges they will face in their professional careers. The active involvement of students in their learning process facilitates the development of the technical and professional competencies they need as…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Program Effectiveness, Engineering, Information Science
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Oliveira, Cristina G.; Oliveira, Paulo C.; Costa, Nilza – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2012
Quality in higher education is a subject of increasing importance. This idea can be supported by looking at different sources, namely, the scientific literature, national and transnational governments' policies, such as those emerging from the Bologna Process. Also, the internationalisation of higher education and, within it, students' and staff…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Higher Education, Engineering, Foreign Countries