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6th International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education "Innovation for Transformation" (PAEE2014), 28 - 29 July 2014, Medellin, Colombia

The Department of Production and Systems and the Research Centre for Education of the University of Minho are hosting the symposium in cooperation with Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, the SEFI Curriculum Development Working Group and ASIBEI (Iberoamerican Association of Engineering Education Institutions) to join teachers, researchers on Engineering Education, deans of Engineering Schools and professionals concerned with Engineering Education, to enhance Project Approaches in Engineering Education through workshops and discussion of current practice and research.

The programme has a strong workshop component, aiming to encourage discussion of current practice and research on project approaches.

PAEE welcomes submissions that focus on the following issues:

  • The first year of projects
  • Designing problems and learning environment
  • Preparing teachers and students for a project approach
  • The role of the tutor
  • Assessment of student learning in projects
  • Learning in teams
  • Partnerships with industry
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Transversal competencies in project work
  • Innovative experiences in Engineering Education
  • Research on Project Approaches
  • Project approaches and ICT support
  • Project Management in Engineering Education
  • Serious games
  • Others

We welcome in particular student contributions to the symposium. Students who do project work in their undergraduate or graduate engineering degrees are invited to submit papers on their learning experiences in project work. Student papers will be candidates for the best Student Paper Award.

The deadline for the submission of extended abstracts is 30 January 2014. More information is available in the conference website

The main language of the symposium is English, but papers can also be submitted in Spanish and Portuguese.

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