On 25 & 26 January 2016, the European Regional Meeting of CDIO will be hosted by 3TU.CEE. The theme of this Meeting is “Inventing Tomorrow’s Engineering Education”.
In this conference we will emphasise how engineering programmes can be successfully adapted to the changing needs of the 21st century, with special attention to multi- and interdisciplinary thinking, cross-cultural collaboration, creativity and innovation skills. We will address curricular developments that are going on for a better student engagement by connecting the first-year courses in fundamental engineering sciences (math, physics, engineering mechanics, programming) to the engineering discipline. We will learn about the developments, successes and failures in our community about new learning environments like blended learning, gaming and virtual labs . Last but not least we will discuss efforts and results how we can create a sustainable professional learning community of lecturers where learning is sparked by personal knowledge and ability to engage others with passion and creativity.
Although making change in engineering education is a serious barrier indeed, the meeting will demonstrate that many universities in the CDIO Initiative are working hard to change their programmes in order to absorb the changes in the world 10 to 15 years from now.
Keep an eye on your mailbox or visit the conference website as registering is possible from 15 October onwards. We give away 50 (free) Wild Cards for educational staff of the 3 Dutch Universities of Technology.