8th International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD2016) in Bruges, Belgium

Date: 
Sun, 09/04/2016 - 01:00 - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 01:00
Event Summary: 
The Institute for Sustainable Development is collaborating with several universities in Belgium and the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for EESD2016. The conference will explore current and future ways of thinking in the emerging field of EESD and will celebrate the ground-breaking work accomplished in EESD since 2002.

Please visit http://www.eesd2016.be/ for full details.

Abstract deadline: December 15, 2015

Overview

The Institute for Sustainable Development is collaborating with several universities in Belgium and the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for EESD2016. The conference will explore current and future ways of thinking in the emerging field of EESD and will celebrate the ground-breaking work accomplished in EESD since 2002.  

Location/Venue

HOWest - campus Bruges
Sint Jorisstraat 71
8000 Bruges
Belgium

Themes

Building a circular economy together

Key questions

  • Circular Economy: how is design for scarcity introduced into the curriculum of engineers? what about inter- and intrasectoral competition for resources?
  • Technological and societal innovation: how does it influence the curriculum of engineers? what about stakeholder involvement?
  • Mult-, inter- and transdisciplinarity: how are courses set up for developing these capabilities? how far does this multi-,inter- and transdisciplinarity work in practice?
  • Innovative teaching technology/organisation: are there good examples in engineering education of 'massive open online courses' (MOOCs), 'small private online courses' (SPOC's), 'open educational resources' (OER's), virtual communities of practice (VCoP's), etc.?
  • Lifelong learning: are the examples of on the job training to cope with the described challenges?

Abstract and Paper Submissions

Abstracts for oral communication an poster presentations are duce December 15, 2015. The topics for abstracts are as follows:

  • Circular Economy
  • Multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary
  • Innovative teaching technology/organization
  • Lifelong learning

The full paper deadline is April 15, 2016. 

Full details on Abstract and Paper Submissions are available on the conference website.

Registration

Registration details will be published at http://www.eesd2016.be/?q=50.

Academic Partners

Institute for Sustainable Development in Bruges