Educating for sustainable development goals in spanish engineering degrees
Document typeConference report
PublisherEuropean Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)
Rights accessOpen Access
EDINSOST and EDINSOST2 are two Spanish R&D+I funded projects. Their objective is to facilitate the training of graduates to be capable of leading the resolution of challenges in our society through the integration of sustainability training in the Spanish University System. Both projects focus, among other degrees, in engineering degrees. EDINSOST is organized around four specific objectives: 1) To define the Sustainability Competency Map of each engineering degree and establish a framework for incorporating the map into the degree curricula; 2) To validate didactic strategies for addressing sustainability from a constructivist and community pedagogical approach; 3) To diagnose the status of the sustainability training needs of faculty and develop and test training proposals 4) To diagnose the sustainability competency level of students and validate training proposals. EDINSOST2 advances from developing sustainability competencies to develop SDGs learning objectives. It is currently in its early stages, so the results are preliminary. Although the data collection stage is over, the analysis of the collected data is still underway. This paper presents the main results of the EDINSOST project in the field of engineering education, and some preliminary results of EDINSOST2. In relation to the first EDINSOST objective, a sustainability competency map has been defined. Based on this map, the most appropriate didactic strategies for sustainability training have been analyzed and tested, and the state of the sustainability training requirements in teachers and students have been diagnosed. Proposals for training both groups will be developed in EDINSOST2.
CitationSegalas, J.; Sánchez-Carracedo, F. Educating for sustainable development goals in spanish engineering degrees. A: European Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. "SEFI 2020: 48th Annual Conference «Engaging engineering education»: Enschede, The Netherlands: September 20-24, 2020: proceedings". European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI), 2020, p. 485-497. ISBN 978-2-87352-020-5.
- STH - Sostenibilitat, Tecnologia i Humanisme - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos 
- BCN SEER - Barcelona Science and Engineering Education Research Group - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos 
- Institut Universitari de Recerca en Ciència i Tecnologies de la Sostenibilitat - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos 
- Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos [1.684]