Case studies to integrate and promote global issues in STEM education
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This publication presents a set of teaching materials to enable professors to practically implement in the classroom the cross-cutting competence of “Sustainability and Social Commitment” linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These materials are based on real-life experiences and are presented in the form of case studies: 1. Tanzanian’s Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme: Introduction to Economy and Calculus for Engineering / 2. Algebra and Large-Scale Dam Assessment: The Case of Merowe Dam in Sudan / 3. Exploring the Use of Recycled Aggregates in Concrete Mix Proportion: An Alternative for Haiti? / 4. Widening Horizons to the Design of a Pre-Stressed Concrete Slab: A Case Study in Barcelona / 5. Dimensioning a Drinking Water Distribution Network in Collique (Lima): Introduction to the Human Right to Water and Sanitation / 6. Multivariate Analysis and Indices Construction: Data Mining Applied to the Rural Water and Sanitation Sector in Honduras.
This publication is an output of the project “Integrate and Promote Global Issues in Scientific-Technical Education”. This project was implemented with the funding of Barcelona City Hall and the support of UPC’s Civil Engineering School Teaching Innovation Programme and UPC’s Cooperation for Development Centre, and under the umbrella of the project “Global Dimension in Engineering Education (GDEE)”. To access the 6 case studies that make up the publication, activate "Related documents".
CitationEScGD (eds.). 2018. “Case Studies to Integrate and Promote Global Issues in STEM Education”. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona. ISBN 978-84-697-9271-1