ITs in Engineering Education: Joining Efforts Between SPEE and IGIP

M. Teresa Restivo, Alberto Cardoso, Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, Fernão De Magalhães, Pedro Neto, M. Graça Rasteiro, Danilo G. Zutin, Bill Williams
2012 International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP)  
The International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP) and The Portuguese Society for Engineering Education (SPEE), the first being the oldest European Society for Engineering Education in Europe and the second the very young Society for Engineering Education in Portugal, have been intensifying the collaboration between the two societies as well as the exchange and dissemination of information about their relevant activities, whilst promoting understanding and cooperation between their
more » ... ctive members. One possible way is to create joint working groups, open to the members of both societies, on common topics of interest. In fact, both societies already kicked off this activity. The first initiative happened during the 1 st World Engineering Education Flash Week (WEE), Lisbon, 2011. The SPEE-IGIP Flash Moment was a one day event integrated in the main Conference, which was dedicated to "Information & Communication Technologies in Engineering Education". ITs allow the development of different teaching strategies which contribute to enhance the learning outcomes of students. ITs are also particularly suited to develop Life Long Learning tools, in a broad range of Engineering subjects, either open to the general market or oriented to a very specific public.
doi:10.3991/ijep.v2i1.1899 fatcat:iisgupuxn5gezpdnuwvfqu7iem