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3/6/2020 11:003/6/2020 12:00STEM Education Policy webinar series: Global perspective on engineering higher educationONLINE - Via Zoom
The global engineering education sector is at a turning point. For decades, governments, professional bodies, industry, and universities across the world have been calling for systemic change in how we educate our future engineers.
In the series' fifth webinar, Dr Ruth Graham, Higher Education Consultant, Director, R H Graham Consulting, will outline the changing landscape of engineering education, highlighting some examples of best practice from across the world. She will discuss how the direction and speed of change might be influenced by the rapid shift to online teaching and learning resulting from COVID-19 restrictions.
The case for reform is simple and compelling: engineering and technology will play a crucial role in addressing the problems facing the world in the 21st century, but traditional engineering curricula do not nurture the skills and mindsets that graduates need to tackle these complex, multi-dimensional challenges.
Tickets are free of charge; however, registration is required. All confirmed registrations will receive an email with the link to join the online event.
For further information please contact Guy Paul, Education Policy Assistant, Royal Academy of Engineering.
A mechanical engineer by training, Dr Ruth Graham specialised in aeronautical fatigue, working with BAE Systems for a number of years. In 2002 she moved to Imperial College London and later became Director of the EnVision project, which sought to transform the undergraduate education across all nine departments in the Faculty of Engineering and improve its culture of support and reward for teaching excellence
Ruth has worked as an independent consultant since 2008. Her work is focused on fostering change in higher education across the world, helping to improve teaching and learning worldwide and supporting the emergence of technology-driven entrepreneurship within universities.
Further details can be found on Ruth’s website – www.rhgraham.org – which provides an outline of recent projects as well as copies of her published reports.