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The International Society of Engineering Education (IGIP) and the New Pedagogic Challenges in Engineering Education

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

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June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

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June 13, 2012



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International Engineering Education: Developments, Innovations, Implementations, and Pedagogical Challenges in Engineering Education

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25.1319.1 - 25.1319.9



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Michael E. Auer Carinthia Tech Institute, Austria

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Since 1995, Michael Auer is professor of electrical engineering at the Systems Engineering Department of the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Villach, Austria and has also held teaching positions at the universities of Klagenfurt (Austria), Amman (Jordan), Brasov (Romania), and Patras (Greece). He was invited for guest lectures at MIT Boston and Columbia University and technical universities of Moscow, Athens, and others. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and member of VDE, IGIP, etc., author or co-author of more than 180 publications, and a leading member of numerous national and international organizations in the field of online technologies. He is Founder and Chair of the annual international ICL and REV conferences and Chair or member of the program committees of several international conferences and workshops.
He is Editor-in-Chief of the international journals of Online Engineering (iJOE,, Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET,, and Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM, Auer is Founding President and CEO of the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) since 2006, a non-governmental organization that promotes the vision of new engineering working environments worldwide.
In Sept. 2010, he was elected as President of the International Society of Engineering Education (IGIP). Furthermore, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the European Learning Industry Group (ELIG).

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Arthur Walter Edwards University of Colima

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Arthur Edwards is a professor/researcher at the School of Telematics of the University of Colima. His research interests include e-leaning, mobile learning, computer aided language learning, and human-computer interaction. He has co-authored and edited several books, as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. He also participated on the editorial boards of several journals and participated in international professional organizations.

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The International Society of Engineering Education (IGIP) and the New Pedagogic Challenges in Engineering Education AbstractNever has the speed of development in the area of engineering been as accelerated as it is today, aswe observe the enormous and driven growth of the area of engineering. Today’s tendencies requireconcerted new efforts in engineering education - or in other words: The importance of pedagogy inthe field of engineering is growing enormously. These changes strongly demand new didactic andpedagogic paradigms. The International Society of Engineering Education (IGIP) offers tocontribute to the relevance and pedagogical aspects related to developing educational concepts inengineering education. IGIP has almost a 40-year tradition in contributing to engineering education and its membersand many activists have contributed to making IGIP a leading global engineering association. IGIPpresently has a worldwide membership of about 1.750 members (individual, affiliate, institutional).More than 1.100 professionals all over the globe at this moment bear the title of "IGIP InternationalEngineering Educator - ING.PAED.IGIP ". IGIP also works in good partnership with internationalassociations as IFEES, IEEE Education Society, SEFI, IELA and more.IGIP has established a prototype curriculum for engineering pedagogy which is already used inseveral countries. In contrast to ABET or EUR-ACE, IGIP is not an accreditation body forengineering curricula.By passing the curriculum as proposed by IGIP in any accredited or other institution worldwide,IGIP states that a given engineering educator with an ING.PAED.IGIP title has all the competenciesneeded to teach to the highest standards with the best available teaching technologies.The IGIP model’s point of departure is that the individual engineering lecturers initiate and areresponsible for the teaching and learning concepts that train engineers and technicians. The qualityand success of the engineering studies are decisively influenced by teacher competencies in thearea of pedagogy as pedagogical skills represent a network of knowledge and skills that transmitknowledge and experience, much like Web 3.0. For this reason, technology and educationalpractice must go hand in hand when we are dealing with the education of engineers.Engineering educators expand their typical engineering subject competence by acquiring teachingand learning skills in theoretical and practical coursework corresponding to the objectives of theING.PAED.IGIP model.Students taking engineering education training should acquire the necessary professional skillswhich technical teachers must have to be able to exercise their profession effectively andcreatively.The goal of IGIP accreditation is to insure that graduates of the accredited engineering pedagogicalprograms are well prepared to perform their teaching duties in engineering subjects and meet thecriteria for IGIP registration as International Engineering Educators, ING.PAED.IGIP. Another goalis to promote quality assurance, quality improvement and modernization of engineering pedagogyprograms and to create public awareness of the high quality of the IGIP program for engineeringpedagogues. Accreditation is a voluntary process which educational institutions must apply forthrough the responsible IGIP national monitoring committees.

Auer, M. E., & Edwards, A. W. (2012, June), The International Society of Engineering Education (IGIP) and the New Pedagogic Challenges in Engineering Education Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--22076

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