NEWS: Click here for more information about the “Reflection in Engineering Education” workshop held at the University of Washington, September 14–15, 2017.

The ultimate goal of the Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education, CPREE, is a larger number of U.S. engineering graduates who are better prepared for the contemporary challenges of the profession. To this end, CPREE will improve engineering teaching across a wide range of student populations by targeting an essential but oft-neglected component for effective learning: reflection.

Reflecting, or exploring the meaning of experiences and the consequences of the meanings for future action, has always been essential in the development of expertise. Reflection and the promotion of reflective techniques are becoming more important in engineering education because of the expanding need for diverse, adaptive, broad-thinking, and nimble engineering experts who can respond to the ever-increasing challenges that society faces.

To address this need for a broader understanding and use of reflective techniques in engineering education, the Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE) was established in March 2014 with funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.