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Shaping Our World

Engineering Education for the 21st Century

Shaping Our World by Gretar Tryggvason
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A look at engineering education today— with an eye totomorrow

Engineering education is in flux. While it is increasinglyimportant that engineers be innovative, entrepreneurial,collaborative, and able to work globally, there are virtually noprograms that prepare students to meet these new challenges.Shaping Our World: Engineering Education for the 21stCentury seeks to fill this void, exploring revolutionaryapproaches to the current engineering curriculum that will bring itfully up to date and prepare the next generation of would-beengineers for real and lasting professional success.

Comprised of fourteen chapters written by respected experts onengineering education, the book is divided into three parts thataddress the need for change in the way engineering is taught;specific innovations that have been tested, why they matter, andhow they can be more broadly instituted; and the implications forfurther changes. Designed to aid engineering departments in theirtransition towards new modes of learning and leadership inengineering education, the book describes how to put into practiceeducational programs that are aligned with upcoming changes, suchas those proposed in the NAE's Engineer of 2020 reports.

Addressing the need to change engineering education to meet thedemands of the 21st century head on, Shaping Our Worldcondenses current discussions, research, and trials regarding newmethods into specific, actionable calls for change.

Wiley; October 2011
300 pages; ISBN 9781118138243
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Title: Shaping Our World
Author: Gretar Tryggvason; Diran Apelian
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