Special Issue "Technology & Engineering Education "
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2019) | Viewed by 27107
Interests: engineering projects; SDGs; sustainability; machine learning; smart cities; product design
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Interests: science education; affective domain; active learning methodologies; education for sustainaibility; integral sustainability paradigm
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Two of the main challenges facing humanity are the care of the environment and the reduction of growing inequality. After the relative success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) , the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) proposed by United Nations constitute an agenda for the period between 2015 and 2030 . Without doubt, education was a leverage factor in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, and today is a key factor for compliance with the SDGs. Firstly, because some of them are directly related to education, (for example, SDG number 4) and secondly because many of them require technical training for their attainment . Thus, UNESCO has established a set of learning objectives to contribute to the achievement of SDG .
Clearly, technology and engineering are closely linked with sustainability and the achievement of SDGs . In fact, some authors have criticized the overly technological nature of the SDGs . It may be interesting to analyze new experiences and methodologies that explore the relationship between engineering, education, and technology and sustainability in order to train professionals and citizens who are more aware of and can contribute to achieving SDGs.
This Special Issue aims to analyze educational experiences in the field of sustainability in engineering and technology education at different educational levels, from primary education to university levels. It is open to formal and informal education initiatives, to the development of courses on sustainability or to the development of competence across the curriculum. Theoretical reflections that address the relationship between engineering and technology education and sustainability are also welcome.
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Dr. Francisco Zamora-Polo
Dr. Jesús Sánchez Martín
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- Engineering Education
- Technology Education
- Primary Education
- Secondary School
- Higher Education
- New methodologies in education
- Sustainable Development Goals
- Cooperation for Development