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Presentation of SALEIE- project supported by the EU-EACEA in the framework of Lifelong Learning

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2015 ASEE International Forum


Seattle, Washington

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June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

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Concurrent Paper Tracks - Session II

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19.26.1 - 19.26.8



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Anna Friesel Technical University of Denmark

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Anna Friesel is Professor at the Center for Electro-technology, DTU Diplom - Technical University of Denmark, Campus Ballerup. She is also the president of the EAEEIE - European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering, which is a European non-profit organization, with members from nearly seventy European Universities, most of them teaching in the area of Electrical and Information Engineering (EIE). Anna Friesel is a member of the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Curricula and Pedagogy Committee (CPC) as a European representative. The mission of the CPC is “to promote the continued evolution of university curricula, resources, and pedagogical practices across IEEE’s fields of interest in engineering, computing, and technology (ECT)”. She collaborates regularly with many technical universities in Europe, Latin America and USA on topics related to improvement of engineering education. Her research interests include mathematical modeling, system dynamics, control theory, and educational methods in automation, robotics, and in engineering in general.

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Tatjana Welzer University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Ian Andrew Grout University of Limerick

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Ian Grout is a lecturer within the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He received his PhD from Lancaster University (UK) in 1994 and has been a lecturer at the University of Limerick since 1998. Prior to joining the University of Limerick in October 1998, he was a lecturer in the Engineering Department at Lancaster University. His subject areas include microelectronics, design, test, and design for testability. In addition, he is also involved in the area of remote engineering and internet based laboratories

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Dorian A. Cojocaru University of Craiova, Romania

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Dorian Cojocaru received the Ph.D. in Automation from the Romanian Ministry of Education in 1997. He is active as a full university professor, head of Mechatronics and Robotics Department and PhD coordinator. He is acting as expert for Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education and other national and international research and academic bodies. His present areas of research are: computer vision, robotics and mechatronics, and new trends in technical higher education. He has published more than 10 books, more than 200 papers in various scientific journals and international conference proceedings and he coordinated more than 15 research national and international programs.

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Presentation of SALEIE- project supported by the EU-EACEA in the framework of Lifelong LearningThis paper presents the objectives and actual results of the EU supported project which runs fromOctober 2012 to November 2015, named SALEIE - Strategic Alignment of Electrical andInformation Engineering in European Higher Education Institutions.The EU identifies “New Skills for New Jobs” as an imperative for the future. This projectfocuses on Electrical and Information Engineering (EIE) modules and programmes aligned tothe “new” jobs of the future – those in the key global technical challenge areas. The projectoffers a team of EIE technical expert academics who are very well placed to both propose newcurricula, but also to develop models sensitive to new teaching methods and the needs of alllearners. In the SALEIE project there are 45 European universities. The project sets out to firstlyexplore and then provide models for ways in which Higher Education Institutions of Europe inthe Electrical and Information Engineering disciplines can respond to current challenges. This isone of the projects under patronage of the EAEEIE (European Association for Education inElectrical and Information Engineering), which is a European non-profit organization, withmembers from nearly seventy European Universities, most of them teaching in the area ofElectrical and Information Engineering.The specific objectives of this project are to produce: • Model programme and module curricula in the current global technical challenge subjects, like: green energy, the environment and sustainability, communications and it, health, and modern manufacturing systems including robotics. • Models for maximizing accessibility of programmes to all learners irrespective of their background or personal challenges, also including disabilities like: dyslexia and dyspraxia; visual and audio impairments, Asperger, autism, depression, anxiety. Models which will ensure all learners equal opportunity to education. • Models for programme and module specifications to enable HEIs and employers to have greater understanding and clarity of student knowledge and level of achievement. SALEIE project includes also following activities: • A survey of existing programmes in the key challenge subjects including content details • A review of the integration of generic, transferable competences appropriate to employment in key challenge area modules. • A collation of examples of best practice examples in the key challenge subjects • A survey of the project partners of the scale of diversity of disabilities and widening participation practices across Europe. • A review of how HEI's industrial partners view support to learners • The design and development of best practice support models for different types of disabilities and specific needs.

Friesel, A., & Welzer, T., & Grout, I. A., & Cojocaru, D. A. (2015, June), Presentation of SALEIE- project supported by the EU-EACEA in the framework of Lifelong Learning Paper presented at 2015 ASEE International Forum, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/1-2--17149

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