DescriptionDelegates from across the UK in academia and industry are invited to join a group from the RAEng Centres of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design, in discussing best practice, sharing case studies, and developing the benefits of experience in ‘teaching collaborative, multi-skilled professionals’.
When first proposed in 2012, the Centres were “to enhance the education of building designers, within a multidisciplinary environment”. The report “evaluated the economic benefits to the UK from just one aspect of the activities of the proposed centres: the provision of specialist undergraduate engineering education”. The conclusions- of huge savings in monetary and carbon emissions- were forecast as the reward. A central tenet of the Centres is therefore the provision of undergraduate education for future construction professionals in a multidisciplinary environment.
This event highlights a specific area of that education: interdisciplinary teaching. That is, educational activities that support students from different subject disciplines learning together.
The event comprises a morning expo, demonstrating examples of collaborative innovation, accompanied by a critical reflection; and an afternoon workshop, actively engaging delegates through processes introduced in the morning session, with a focus on developing ‘toolkit’ materials for wider dissemination. The event will aim both to share experience and tested, effective methods of education; and also to inform the directorate of the Centres and the RAEng themselves in ways that they can support staff in the delivery of this education at the Centres.
|Period||27 Mar 2017|
|Degree of Recognition||National|
Press / Media
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference
Mutual Benefit: Investigating how DEC delivery in schools can be supported by industry and higher/further education partners
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report