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Community Engagement Division
Background and motivation Engineering schools have established a variety of ways on how community engagement programs (CEP) are built into curriculum. The aim of this paper is to review selected cases of CEP in engineering schools, in order to understand the options of institutional design. The research of CEP's design includes the need of adapting to local cultural contexts, but also the options and ways of tackling common challenges present in all engineering schools. Description and justification of methodology Methodologically, we first draw on two successful cases: the Brazilian grassroots popular engineering at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the minor in humanitarian engineering at the Australian National University in Canberra. Other cases in Brazil and abroad may be considered to show variations in CEP. Next, the experience of engaged engineering of the Aeronautics Technological Institute (ITA) in Brazil is discussed and research questions are raised in order to provide guidelines for a minor project integrating CEP at ITA. Results and data analysis including impact on the community We are undertaking analysis of the following data: the syllabus and design of disciplines; partnerships in CEP opportunities; efforts towards multidisciplinarity; question about strong CE with co-creation and empowerment; ways of funding CE; different understandings of humanitarian engineering; particularities of local contexts; discussion of bottlenecks and the search for solutions. Conclusions and significance We expect to highlight useful findings of different model cases, advancing in the research about institutional and curriculum design of CEP and discussing innovative approaches in teaching and service learning in engineering schools.
Kleba, J. B., & Cruz, C. C. (2020, June), Building Engaged Engineering in Curriculum - A Review of Brazilian and Australian Cases Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34240
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