The UK and Ireland Engineering Education Research Network is happy to announce our first post-Covid in person event!
Join us for a weekend retreat in South Wales and refresh your mind and discover new ways of thinking and being as an engineer.
Many of us have a sense of unease and conflict about engineering education at present. We see the methods and knowledge that we teach our students go to serve corporation and industries that support an unjust economic system. Marginalised communities lack investment, the climate is worsening. The UN has stated that business-as-usual practices are insufficient. Yet the pace of change in the sector is slow, and the values of the sector seem to hold us back from making the radical changes needed.
This retreat will make a space for us to reimagine engineering education. We’ll explore constructing engineering identities that prioritise humanity and the environment. We’ll look at what parts of our curriculum practices could be harming our own and our students connection to the human race and the earth. We’ll share pedagogies can open students’ and our own eyes to systemic interconnections, and ways to bring an appreciation of this into our teaching practice.