WIETE 2012 : 3rd WIETE Annual Conference on Engineering and Technology Education
Call For Papers
A call is made for research papers and other relevant contributions, such as posters and workshops, as well as other innovative activities. It is expected that the proposed Conference contributions will address the topics mentioned below.
Prospective authors should submit an abstract of 250-350 words, in English, outlining the aims, content and conclusions of their papers and other contributions. The abstract should include the title of the paper, authors’ names, affiliations, mailing addresses, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers. Authors’ contributions (in form of research articles) will be printed after the Conference, with soft editing, language correction and formatting. The authors must present their papers or carry out intended activities personally, as their contributions will not be published in the Conference Publication unless delivered.
The Proceedings will be prepared electronically and authors whose papers have been included in the Proceedings will receive an electronic copy stored on CD or USB.
THEME AND TOPICS
The Conference theme Networking in Engineering and Technology Education was chosen to facilitate discussions and personal interaction between academics involved in engineering and technology education from different cultural backgrounds. The theme will allow authors to identify and present best collaborative programmes and projects, as well as examples relevant to the main theme. Addressing issues of concern and discussing the status and quality of global engineering education are also important objectives of the Conference.
Although the Conference’s emphasis is on the main theme, paper proposals on all aspects of engineering education and industrial training are most welcome. Suggested topics for Conference papers include, but are not restricted to, the following:
Innovation and best practice in engineering and technology education
International examples of education and training
International collaborative programmes and systems
International mobility of staff and students
Recognition of foreign qualifications and accreditation systems
The impact of new technology on the effective training of engineers and technologists
Development of new curricula
Effective methods in engineering and technology education
Multimedia in engineering and technology education
Management of academic engineering and technology institutions
Quality assurance in engineering and technology education
Engineering and technology management education
Promotion of continuing education, distance education and open learning
Academia/industry interaction programmes
Social and philosophical aspects of engineering and technology
Articulation in engineering and technology education and credit transfer
TAFE and vocational education and training
Sustainability, sustainable development and environmental protection in engineering and technology education
It is anticipated that proposed papers will present findings describing the effectiveness of new approaches to engineering and technology education, as well as industrial training. The implementation of special programmes, methods and modern approaches to education and training are of particular relevance to the Conference theme.