Developing Assessment Tools for Sustainability Learning in Engineering Education

Ivan Enrique Esparragoza, Jaime A. Mesa, Heriberto E. Maury

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Abstract

Sustainability is becoming an important topic in the society. Industries are adopting policies not only to comply with regulations but also to exercise social responsibility. As a result, academia is making efforts to prepare professionals with the knowledge and skills to facilitate sustainable solutions. Several initiatives to introduce sustainability in engineering education have been reported in the literature. However, the complexity and wide scope of sustainability make the teaching and learning of this subject a challenge. Sustainability can be defined from different perspectives and its balance between environment, economy and social pillars is not always preserved. Additionally, the existing instruments to assess sustainability knowledge are too general and no discipline specific. In a complex topic like this, the knowledge in different disciplines cannot be measured the same. This work presents an approach to develop assessment instruments to assess sustainability knowledge in engineering in a learning module to be introduced in a first year engineering design course. The tools will be designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the module and the performance of the students in the module.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with
Subtitle of host publication7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages829-833
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538615232
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 17 2018
Event7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Nov 13 2017Nov 16 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017

Other

Other7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period11/13/1711/16/17

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Engineering education
Sustainable development
sustainability
engineering
learning
education
social responsibility
Teaching
Students
regulation
economy
industry
performance
Industry
student

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Esparragoza, I. E., Mesa, J. A., & Maury, H. E. (2018). Developing Assessment Tools for Sustainability Learning in Engineering Education. In Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017 (pp. 829-833). [8467171] (Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WEEF.2017.8467171
Esparragoza, Ivan Enrique ; Mesa, Jaime A. ; Maury, Heriberto E. / Developing Assessment Tools for Sustainability Learning in Engineering Education. Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. pp. 829-833 (Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017).
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Esparragoza, IE, Mesa, JA & Maury, HE 2018, Developing Assessment Tools for Sustainability Learning in Engineering Education. in Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017., 8467171, Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 829-833, 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11/13/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/WEEF.2017.8467171

Developing Assessment Tools for Sustainability Learning in Engineering Education. / Esparragoza, Ivan Enrique; Mesa, Jaime A.; Maury, Heriberto E.

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