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ERIC Number: EJ1266316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-6370
The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Growing Need to Train Engineers Aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals
Anholon, Rosley; Rampasso, Izabela Simon; Silva, Diogo A. L.; Leal Filho, Walter; Quelhas, Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, v21 n6 p1269-1275 2020
Purpose: Considering the requirements of sustainable development regarding professionals training and the challenges evidenced during Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, this study aims to contribute to the debates regarding the need to insert sustainability into engineering education in the current context. Design/methodology/approach: For this, the literature about sustainability in engineering education was considered, and the need for sustainability insertion in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic was debated. It is important to emphasize that this debate was based on the authors' experience regarding sustainability research and teaching. Findings: The current moment unveiled companies' financial management problems, constantly evidenced by media. In this sense, the interest of engineering students in business management may lead them to believe that companies' survival depends only on financial aspects, neglecting environmental and social aspects. This study is characterized as a reminder to academic staff in the field of engineering to continue valuing the principles of sustainable development with their students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Originality/value: The need to make engineering students understand the importance of social projects in the current period is emphasized. The training of professionals to consider all the sustainability aspects even during crisis moments is evidenced now and should be used as a learning lesson for the future.
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Language: English
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