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Course C.7: Integrating GDE into the academic

Academic Coordinator

Mr. Andrew Lamb, World Federation of Engineering Organizations – WFEO

Course Overview

This course will introduce academics to methods for integrating the global dimension into engineering education at a high level in order to achieve systemic change. The sessions within this course will provide the students an overview of why a deeper integration of global dimension issues is important, as well as running through various examples of this type of integration in practice by analysing case studies of different programmes. Ancillary topics, such as the monitoring and evaluation of such programmes, will be covered as well.

This course aims to prepare participants to identify and define spaces within their own curricular contexts for the introduction of such interventions, as well as with the necessary tools with which to implement them. It will prepare students to take part in Courses C.8 and C.9, which will focus on interventions at the curricular and research level, respectively.

It should take approximately 20-25 hours to complete, including readings, assignments and activities.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course module we expect that participants will:

1. Knowledge of the role of global development (GD) in engineering education, and understanding of how GD relates to other education agendas (sustainability, humanitarian engineering, etc.)

2. Capacity to map the GD onto existing educational contexts and practices, including both content and the regulatory frameworks in which the contexts exist.

3. A practical understanding of different ways that the GD can manifest in the curriculum, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each.

4. Understanding of the regulatory frameworks which operate on a European or in-country level.

5. Understanding of the relevance of M & E to the development of new programming and an ability to develop a preliminary M & E program for curricular interventions.