Promoting development education in Spanish engineering studies, a comprehensive strategy from the non governmental fiels based on a collabroative approach with the univesity
Document typeConference report
PublisherMiddle East Technical University, Faculty of Engineering
Rights accessOpen Access
The main goal of this paper is to present the conce pt of ‘Technology for Human Development’ (THD) as a conceptual and particular f ramework for promoting ‘Development Education’ (DE) programmes in engineer ing curricula. The proposal is based on the accumulated experience of the Spanish federation of Engineering Without Borders (ISF-Spain) since the mid-nineties, when th e first specific proposals were consolidated, as well as the on-going work promoted by the network. Remarkably, ‘THD’ constitute a general framework not only for e ducational purposes but also for engineering practice in the international developme nt and the co-operation fields. For ISF-Spain, ‘THD’ constitutes a strategic goal for o verseas development programmes which necessarily include lobbying campaigns, engin eering educational proposals, awareness-raising and research activities. As an ex ample, the ‘DE’ state-level programme for 2005-06 is presented.
CitationPérez-Foguet, A.; Boni, A. Promoting development education in Spanish engineering studies, a comprehensive strategy from the non governmental fiels based on a collabroative approach with the univesity. A: 33rd SEFI annual conference. "SEFI 2005 proceedings". Ankara: Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, 2005, p. 1-7.