WORKSHOP ON REFLECTION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – APPLICATION

The Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE) and the Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT) are hosting a workshop on the use of reflection in engineering education. The workshop will take place in Seattle, September 14-15, 2017.

Space in this workshop is limited, so we are asking interested participants to submit a one-page statement of interest including the following information:

1.  Your name and affiliation

2.  Your experience with engineering education

3.  One or more questions you have about reflection

4.  What knowledge, experience, or insights you can bring to the workshop and share with the community

5.  What you hope to get out of the workshop

If you are selected to participate in the workshop, you will be asked to submit an abstract by August 15, and bring a poster or handout to that meeting that describes either 1) work you have already done; OR 2) your ideas, questions, etc. about reflection, with the goal of sparking conversations.

Please submit applications Lesley Pfeifer  at leslep@uw.edu by 5pm on March 15, 2017.  Acceptance notifications will be sent out on March 31, 2017.

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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.