سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۶
محل انتشار: پنجمین کنگره بین المللی مهندسی شیمی
تعداد صفحات: ۶
Haghi – Department of Chemical Engineering, Gilan University, Rasht,Iran
Ghanadzadeh – Department of Chemical Engineering, Gilan University, Rasht,Iran
In this article, the authors summarize their retrospections as an engineering educator for more than 20 years. Consideration is given to a number of educational developments to which the author has contributed during his career in academia. For each particular development, the role played by the author is reviewed, and consideration is given to the contribution made to engineering and technological education. Increasing emphasis is being placed on establishing teaching and learning centers at the institutional level with the stated objective of improving the quality of teaching and education. Considering a fact that the nature of engineering education has also to reflect another context, that of global problems, human values and the technologies to cope with these. This will require a new set of learning tools and a new vocabulary to go with them. Therefore, important areas of humanization, fundamentalisation and professionalism in forming the content of engineering education in high technologies are also discussed. The results of this study provide information for the revision of engineering curricula, the pedagogical training of engineering faculty and the preparation of engineering students for the academic challenges of higher education in the field. The book chapter provides an in-depth review of a range of critical factors liable to have a significant effect and impact on the sustainability of engineering as a discipline. Issues such as learning and teaching methodologies and the effect of E-development; and the importance of communications are discussed. However, it is believed that comprehensive studies concerning the teaching methodology are essential in order to ensure that the main stream of academic activities is not completely lost in the process of globalization.