This year SEFI’s flagship annual conference will be held between 17th to 21st September at the Technical University of Denmark (Copenhagen/Lyngby) and will coincide with the 45th Anniversary of our organisation.
• Our 2018 conference theme is Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineering Education Excellence. Development of creative, innovative and entrepreneurial competencies is a goal for engineering education. However, it is also a powerful means to improve engineering education itself. Programmes and courses where students work with real life challenges create a strong framework for the students’ acquisition of core disciplinary knowledge, integrated with the learning of personal, interpersonal, professional and innovative skills. We will be exploring this theme through keynote sessions, and our conference tracks. Please have a look at the conference website. Deadlines: 19 March for conference abstracts, 30 April 2018 for full conference papers, and 21 May 2018 for workshops and round tables.
• If your institution is a member of SEFI, then we encourage you to ask your institution to submit an entry for The SEFI Francesco Maffioli Award of Excellence for Developing Teaching and Learning in Engineering Education. By requesting that nominations come from the appropriate academic management, we would like to encourage recognition of the excellence in developing teaching and learning in engineering education. This teaching excellence award is intended to highlight and celebrate the preparatory work done by educators that enables sustained learning to happen – day after day, year after year – work which is often used by other teachers also. Please look at our website Deadline: 1 April 2018.
• SEFI Working Groups are the key mechanism by which our members engage with their peers. This year in Copenhagen we have expanded our conference tracks to provide attractive workshops for each of our Working Groups, which will make it easy and interesting to network and connect to like-minded colleagues.
• We will hold the Second Doctoral Symposium in Engineering Education on the 17th September 2018. We invite doctoral students in Engineering Education and their supervisors to explore and develop research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of senior scholars within Engineering Education Research (EER). Please have a look at the conference website. Deadline: 20 April 2018.
All relevant dates and information including the provisional programme are on the conference site (www.sefi2018.eu).