Engineering Education Research is on the agenda for the improvement of higher engineering education and the development of strategies for solving important issues for the future of engineering education, such as recruitment, the need for new competences and the ability to deal with new types of interdisciplinary and complex knowledge.
Engineering education research in Europe, is characterized by a unique interdisciplinary approach where engineering education researchers do have various backgrounds in engineering, science, social science and educational psychology investigating higher engineering education.
The overall objective of the SEFI Special Interest Group on Engineering Education Research (SIG-EER) is to create a European community of engineering education researchers in order to contribute with research evidence to the advancement of engineering education.
Specific objectives are :
- to raise awareness of the need of a research approach to the development of engineering education,
- to identify and define the research area of engineering education and the engineering education researchers,
- to support the establishment of engineering education research as a discipline in Europe as a whole as well as regionally,
- to establish and contribute to European research projects,
- to collaborate in the training of PhD students and to establish a European standard for doctoral training for engineering education researchers
- to influence and strengthen the engineering education research dimension at SEFI annual conferences
- to actively support the development of the SEFI journal European Journal of Engineering Education as a platform for research on engineering education
SIG-EER has seminars and meetings at annual conferences every year. In between there will be local initiatives. All the announced activities are to be found on the virtual platforms.
The organisation of the SIG-EER will continuously be discussed among members. The intention is to have special interest group meetings twice a year and to run research symposia once a year. Beside these activities, there will initiatives related to projects, research training and the establishment of a community of practice.
SEFI@work: Researching Students’ Reasoning
SEFI@work: Researching students’ reasoning Session of the series Research Methods in Engineering Education, organized by the SEFI SIG Engineering Education Research Monday, 16 January ’23 12:30pm – 1:30pm CET Speakers:Claudia Schäfle, Rosenheim Technical University of Applied SciencesChristian Kautz, Hamburg University of Technology,…
SEFI@work: Exploring Reflective diaries using Thematic Analysis
SEFI@work session of the series Research Methods in Engineering Education, organized by the SEFI SIG Engineering Education Research Speaker: Patric Wallin, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway firstname.lastname@example.org Patric Wallin will present highlights of the work published in the…
Video: Growth mindset and the art of performing a systematic literature review
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SEFI@work: Growth mindset and the art of performing a systematic literature review
Anita Campbell will present highlights of the inspiring European Journal of Engineering Education review study “Developing growth mindsets in engineering students: a systematic literature review of interventions”
Video: The best of SEFI 2021 Annual Conference in one webinar
How was the SEFI@Work session with the Best papers of SEFI2021? by Tinne de Laet, chair of SIG on Engineering Education Research On December, 7th the SEFI SIG on Engineering Education Research organized an online SEFI@Work session, around the best papers…
PhD students shared their research in Engineering Education at SEFI 2021 Doctoral Symposium
5th Doctoral Symposium at SEFI 2021 On September 12, the SEFI 2021 conference was opened with the fifth SEFI Doctoral Symposium in Engineering Education Research. 10 PhD students used this opportunity to share and discuss their PhD work with 11…
Doctoral Symposium at SEFI 2021
SEFI 2021 Doctoral Symposium in Engineering Education Research 12 September 2021 – online The SEFI SIG of Engineering Education Research and the Local Organizing Committee are pleased to announce the SEFI 2021 Doctoral Symposium in Engineering Education Research. In this…
Postponed: SEFI Summer School for PhD students Engineering Education Research
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the unpredictable situation regarding international travels for June while having all face-to-face classes at KU Leuven suspended until the end of the academic year, we have decided to postpone the event for…
Follow your special interests with SEFI groups
Follow your special interests with SEFI groups SEFI offers an opportunity to delve into specific topics of engineering education with the Special Interest Groups. At the annual conference in Budapest, the groups organised multiple workshops and held well-attended meetings open…
SEFI 2019 Doctoral Symposium on Engineering Education
SEFI 2019 Doctoral Symposium on Engineering Education Submit your extended abstracts until 30 May! 15 September 2019 – BME, Budapest. The Local Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that there will be a SEFI 2019 Doctoral Symposium in Engineering Education, where…