June 14, 2009
June 14, 2009
June 17, 2009
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International Engineering Education Program off Limits
Melany M. Ciampi1, Claudio da Rocha Brito2 1 President of Organization of Researches in Environment, Health and Safety 2 President of Council of Researches in Education and Sciences
In order to accomplish the strategic plan of COPEC - Council of Researches in Education and Sciences, the engineering education research team has started to offer another Program: the International Engineering Educator Program. The goal is to improve the formation of the engineering educator providing her/him with all the competencies necessary to teach at the state of the art with the best available teaching technologies. As COPEC has already the IGIP National Monitoring Committee that provides the courses for engineering educators, and a large experience developing and implementing engineering programs, the engineering education research team has decided to develop and to offer a graduation level program for engineers dedicated to education. The curriculum follows the modular international engineering education curriculum that attends fully the education rules for the university level of formation in the country. It is a very dynamic and rich program, developed in modules, followed in several countries in the world. It follows the trend of global formation of professionals, mainly to attend the need of a prepared engineering educator to act in the several different cultural environments, which mobility has imposed as a fact of life for researchers and teachers at graduation level. New competencies of educators are needed such as: evaluation management; development competencies; communication skills; teamwork; ethics and intercultural competencies. This engineering education curriculum is a modular system which consists of: core modules (8 Credit Points), theory modules (4 CP) and practice modules (8 CP). Both the Register and the title provided by this Program recognized internationally are intended to improve the position, role and responsibility of engineering educators in society.
The main idea is to develop a graduation program based on the ING-PAED IGIP’s, which is an international organization that has been preparing engineers educators in Europe and now world wide, and offer to the engineers who teach in University. The main goal is to form engineers educators qualified to perform following the new trends in education.
It follows the patterns of IGIP registration for Engineering and Technology, the qualifications and professional experience at an advanced level. It follows the trend of global formation of professionals, mainly to attend the need of a prepared engineering educator to act in the several different cultural environments, which mobility has imposed as a fact of life for researchers and teachers at graduation level.
Ciampi, M., & Brito, C. (2009, June), International Engineering Education Program Off Limits Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/5755
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