There is an opening for an assistant professor in mathematics/science/engineering education at Umeå University, Sweden: https://umu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:415492/.It was sent to us by Dr. Johanna Lönngren, Associate professor, Department of Science and Mathematics Education, Umeå University, SE – 901 87 Umeå, Sweden.
The REES/AAEE special focus on ethics, introduction by guest editor, Shannon Chance is now open access. It’s just been made free to download and read!
Adding to the literature on engineering ethics education is a new special focus issue of the Australasian Journal of Engineering Education.The introduction by the guest editor Shannon Chancepresents the nine manuscripts and explains ties across them. The set covers ethical decision-making models and pedagogical techniques, philosophical aspects of ethics in engineering practice and education, ethics in accreditation, and the role of extra-curricular activities and gaming platforms in students’ ethical development. The set has been released digitally and will soon be published in hard copy as well. Many of the articles are open access, and a link to each is provided below. Gwynne-Evans, Junaid and Chetty argue for a repositioning of ethics at the heart of engineering graduate attributes.Martin, Conlon and Boweexamine how cases are used in the teaching of engineering ethics and argue for the use of immersive scenarios and active stakeholder engagement, as well as for the development of local repositories and metrics of effectiveness.Stransky, Bodnar, Anastasio and Burkey explore the power of immersive environments that encourage authentic, high-level engagement by students.Sivaraman proposes a 4-tier rubric for evaluating engineering students’ ethical decision-making skills in the context of hypothetical scenarios.Lawlor offers a dissenting perspective to the teaching of engineering ethics through case studies and he recommends mirroring practices used in the education of philosophers—reading, lectures, discussion, and assessment—so that students are equipped to think critically about the profession.Hess, Miller, Higbee, Fore and Wallace explore empathy and ethical becoming, with the aim of helping Biomedical students recognize issues in practice environments.Frigo, Marthaler, Albers, Ott and Hillerbrand bring to the forefront the role of phronesis and virtues in engineering education. Advocating an authentic approach to teaching ethics,Polmear, Chau and Simmons highlight the role that informal, out-of-class, or extra-curricular activities play in the students’ ethical development. Finally,Chance, Lawlor, Direito and Mitchell assess ramifications of traditional approaches to teaching ethics by asking civil engineers how they had learned about ethics and find that lessons of codes and professional practice were likely present in their engineering courses but completely unmemorable.
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Friday, 23 July 2021
SASEE Symposium to launch the
Southern Journal of Engineering Education
On behalf of the South African Society of Engineering Education (SASEE), we are pleased to announce the launch of our official research journal, the Southern Journal of Engineering Education (SJEE).
Please mark your calendars for the SASEE Symposium (online/virtual) to celebrate the SJEE launch on Friday, 23 July 2021, starting at 09h30 GMT+2.
To learn more about the focus of SJEE, please visit the website: www.sjee.org.za
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Jonte Bernhard, PhD (Eng.)
Department of Science and Technology (ITN)
SE-601 74 Norrköping, Sweden
These fellowships are for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK.
This scheme is jointly run by the British Academy and the Royal Society.
This scheme is currently open to applications and will close at 3pm on Wednesday, 16 June 2021.
Find out more at:
For prospective PhD students: we are recruiting 15 PhD students to work on SellSTEM – Spatial Enhanced Learning Linked to STEM. Network consists of 10 universities in 8 countries. Salaries range from 38 to 62k euro per annum for 3 years depending on country. Disciplines range from Cog Psy, Art, Design, Education, Linguistics, Engineering, Math. Masters qualification required. For more details and to apply visit: https://sellstem.eu/recruitment
I am a PhD student at the University of Warwick, UK. My research focuses on approaches and methods for teaching transferable skills in Engineering Education. I’m organising a Special Session on Transferable Skills in Engineering Education at the
in Dresden, Germany, on 22-24 September 2021.
You are cordially invited to submit papers for this Special Session. The deadline for papers is June 1st, 2021. The link to the Special Session is http://www.icl-conference.org/current/cfp_TSEE.php and
University of Warwick, UK
The Society for Research into Higher Education (SHRE) provides excellent workshops. Now online due to the pandemic, SHRE’s recent offerings have been free to attend. This one is, and our REEN Chair can highly recommend it:
Transitioning into pedagogic research – Dual identities and discipline spanning
Date – Friday, 16 April 2021, 11:00 – 15:00
SRHE Members Free
Workshop presenters: Dr Mark J.P. Kerrigan & Dr Simon Pratt-Adams
Target Audience: MA/MSc/PhD/Academic
Workshop content: This workshop will focus on pedagogic research and the role of the pedagogic researcher in higher education. The focus is to support those transitioning into pedagogical research from another discipline. It will explore the interrelationship between learning, teaching and research at a time when there is increasing emphasis on multidisciplinary research across the HE sector.
It will consider the dual relationship between discipline-centred research and pedagogic research areas and the transitioning between these, with a focus on research methodologies and publication. Taking an interactive approach, this workshop will be an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and develop strategies and networks between participants
Learning Outcomes: By the end of this session, the successful participant will be expected to be able to:
- Discuss the opportunities for developing as a dual-researcher and the position of a pedagogical researcher within the HE environment;
- Critically evaluate the similarities and differences between research areas and how to manage and transition between these;
- Explore research methodologies and paradigms, aligned to pedagogical research and develop a critical understanding of how these may differ to one’s own current practice
- Develop a strategy, and networks, to support the successful transition into research into educational research in Higher Education.
Assumed participant knowledge: Participants should have knowledge of what pedagogical research is and may have research experience at UG level or higher.
Materials required: Zoom including breakout rooms, Padlet
Register here: https://srhe.ac.uk/civicrm?civiwp=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/mailing/url&u=200&qid=4840
The Research in Engineering Education Symposium and Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference (REES AAEE 2021) will be held jointly on 5-8 December 2021:
- face-to-face at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
- hybrid during Perth business hours, and
- online outside Perth business hours.
We are delighted to invite submissions of papers and workshop proposals.
Structured abstracts (up to one page) should be submitted by 30 April 2021. Please see https://rees-aaee21.org/call-for-papers-and-workshops/ for details.
Looking forward to seeing you, literally or virtually, in Perth!