The 4th International Symposium of Engineering Education (ISEE) will be held on 19 – 20 July 2012 at University of Sheffield and will focus on Educating the Engineers of Tomorrow
Ahead of the Symposium, Prof. Eric Mazaur will be leading a session on Educating the Innovators of the 21st Century. Eric is an internationally recognized scientist and researcher. He leads a vigorous research program in optical physics and supervises one of the largest research groups in the Physics Department at Harvard University. In addition to his work in optical physics, he is interested in education, science policy, outreach, and the public perception of science.
Prof. Mazur will ask if we can teach innovation? The current approach to education in science and technology focuses on the transfer of information, developing mostly right-brain thinking by stressing copying and reproducing existing ideas rather than generating new ones. Prof. Mazur will show how shifting the focus in lectures from delivering information to team work and creative thinking greatly improves the learning that takes place in the classroom and promotes independent thinking.
To register for Prof. Mazur’s lecture click here
Some of the other themes and issues ISEE2012 would like to address include:
Holistic approaches to engineering education
Curriculum development, including accreditation and regulations
Feedback and assessment
For more information about ISEE2012 click here