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  • 7. #21 Season 3 Highlights

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    We recognize that you might not have time to listen to all the episodes, and/or would appreciate a preview or recap and so this is a special episode to bring the 3rd season of the SEFI podcast to a close. This season focused on changes in European engineering education and engineering education research over the last few decades. Join Neil Cooke (University of Birmingham) and Natalie Wint (University College London) as they share highlights from Season 3, featuring clips from the season's guests: Mike Murphy, José Carlos Quadrado, Bill Williams, Jacqueline El-Sayed, Kristina Edström and Xavier Fouger. Thank you to all listeners and guests for their continued support, and please continue to like and share the show on social media channels!Timestamps:0.00 General introduction0.24 Introduction to this episode0.41 Reach of the podcast and appreciation for support1.34 Introduction to the season theme2.51 Mike Murphy from TU Dublin on Transformation 6.40 José Carlos Quadrado from ISEL Portugal on recognition and quality assurance12.06 Bill Williams from IST Portugal on changes in the landscape of engineering education research15.43 Jacqueline El-Sayed from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) on the growth of networks and communities 18.04 Kristina Edström (Editor in Chief EJEE) from KTH Sweden on Publishing27.16 Xavier Fouger from Dassault Systèmes France on changes in engineering practice33.51 Information about plans for Season 4Become a member of the European Society for Engineering Education, SEFI, Europe's largest network of engineering educators: www.sefi.beMusic by ComaStudio https://pixabay.com/users/comastudio-26079283/Written and produced by Neil Cooke and Natalie Wint.

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  • 6. #20 Xavier Fouger from Dassault Systèmes France on Trends

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    Welcome to the final episode of this special season of the SEFI podcast which marks the 50th anniversary of SEFI and in which we discuss changes to engineering education and engineering education research (EER) occurring in Europe over the last few decades. In this episode we talk to SEFI Fellow, Xavier Fouger from Dassault Systèmes, a global leader in engineering education who has worked at the interface of industry and academia through many technological changes which have shaped our roles as educators.show notes: Join Dr. Natalie Wint (University College London) and Dr. Neil Cooke (University of Birmingham) to learn about changes to both engineering practice and engineering education over the last few decades.Timestamps0.00 Welcome and introduction to episode0.46 Podcast Intro1.00 Experiences in working with industry from Natalie and Neil2.23 Xaviers's Background5.33 Dassault Systèmes and its impact on modern engineering practice9.16 3 Changes to engineering education since the start of Xavier's career: engineering, students, and education14.17 Remote collaboration: the production of a car over international borders and different time zones21.22 Remote collaboration in engineering education23.03 Engineering in context: sharing work before it is finished and working with uncertain specifications26.17 Operators, technicians and engineers - aligning education at the three levels33.11 AI and digital twins41.28 Skills for AI44.37 Standards for digital representations49.25 Generalised experiential learning1:03:10 Final advice from Xavier1:06:41 Key takeaways from Natalie and NeilJoin us! Become a member of the European Society for EngineeringEducation, SEFI, Europe's largest network of engineeringeducators: www.sefi.be Music by ComaStudio: https://pixabay.com/users/comastudio-26079283/ Written and produced by Neil Cooke and Natalie Wint.
  • 5. #19 Kristina Edström from KTH Sweden on Publishing

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    Welcome to the penultimate episode of this special season of the SEFI podcast which marks the 50th anniversary of SEFI and in which we discuss changes to engineering education and engineering education research (EER) occurring in Europe over the last few decades. In this episode we talk to Kristina Edström who has been Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Engineering Education (EJEE) since 2018. Kristina has played a pivotal role in creating change within EER in Europe, enhancing the EJEE’s scholarly value and practical relevance. Her efforts in fostering a diverse network of reviewers and authors from various backgrounds have strengthened the journal’s position. We talk to Kristina about the purpose and audience of EER, fostering an inclusive community, and how we ensure the usefulness and scholarliness of our work.show notes: https://www.sefi.be/2024/01/25/podcast-season-3-episode-5-european-engineering-educators-is-online/ Join Dr. Natalie Wint (University College London) and Dr. Neil Cooke (University of Birmingham) to learn about publishing within EJEE.Timestamps0.00 Welcome and introduction to episode0.47 Podcast Intro1.01 Experiences of publishing and EJEE from Natalie and Neil2.38 Kristina's Background9.22 KTH and EER at KTH12.14 Start of the journal and links to SEFI13.09 Comparison to JEE and the USA: EER as a 'rigorous discipline'15:35 Changes on the European side17.03 Tensions in what EJEE should be18.45 Kristina's aims and ambitions as a new Editor-in-Chief20.50 Bottlenecks and reviewers24.09 The functions of peer review and guidance to reviewers30.10 Aims and scope of the journal: usefulness and scholarliness35.03 SEFI Journal of Engineering Education Advancement38.29 Trends is authorship and topics44.16 Trends in methods and working with other disciplines48.30 Practical advice regarding planning and submission of research52:33 Two elephants in the room59.23 The EER publishing landscape1.02.50 The future of EJEE1.07.46 Final advice from Kristina1.09.49 Key takeaways from Natalie and Neil.Resourceshttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03043797.2018.1433112 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03043797.2018.1501840 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03043797.2017.1401596 https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9962543 https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9962423https://www.researchgate.net/publication/371816010_Reviewing_manuscripts_in_engineering_education_research_journals_fairly_constructively_effectivelyJoin us! Become a member of the European Society for EngineeringEducation, SEFI, Europe's largest network of engineeringeducators: www.sefi.be Music by ComaStudio: https://pixabay.com/users/comastudio-26079283/ Written and produced by Neil Cooke and Natalie Wint.
  • 4. #18 Jacqueline El-Sayed from ASEE USA on Growth

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    Welcome to the fourth episode of Season 3 of the SEFI podcast! During this season we discuss changes in European engineering education and engineering education research over the last few decades In this episode we are seeking inspiration from across the pond. We speak to Jacqueline El-Sayed the first female Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) to find out what we can learn from the world’s largest society for engineering education. Jacqueline shares how her leadership experience in K-12 education, academia, industry, and government has supported her work at ASEE, whose members span multiple sectors. show notes: https://www.sefi.be/2023/12/18/podcast-season-3-episode-3-european-engineering-educators-is-online-2/ Join Dr. Natalie Wint (University College London) and Dr. Neil Cooke (University of Birmingham) to learn about how SEFI, and engineering educators within Europe, can learn from and become involved in ASEE.Timestamps0.00 Welcome and introduction to episode0.32 Podcast Intro0.50 Experiences of ASEE from Natalie and Neil2.22 Jacqueline's Background6.30 History and Evolution of ASEE12.05 Engineering Landscape in the USA: Societies and Communities16.02 Differences and similarities between USA and other parts of the world20.37 The Structure of ASEE23.42 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Efforts within ASEE30.12 The Impact of New Technologies on Engineering Education32.11 Member activities and benefits36.31 What does ASEE have to offer Europe?38.35 What is next for ASEE?40.47 Achievements Jacqueline is most proud of44.05 Final advice from Jacqueline45.55 Key takeaways from Natalie and Neil.
  • 3. #17 Bill Williams from IST Portugal on Research

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    Welcome to the third episode of Season 3 of the SEFI podcast! During this season we discuss changes in European engineering education and engineering education research over the last few decades In this episode we speak to Bill Williams who serves as an associate editor of the European Journal of Engineering Education, published by SEFI and the Journal of Engineering Education, and has published numerous articles about the development of EER.show notes: https://www.sefi.be/2023/11/21/podcast-season-3-episode-3-european-engineering-educators-is-online/  Join Dr. Natalie Wint (University College London) and Dr. Neil Cooke (University of Birmingham) to learn about how engineering education research has developed and grown over the last few decades. Timestamps0.00 Welcome and introduction to episode0.14 Podcast Intro0.30 Experiences in engineering education research (EER) from Natalie and Neil1.38 Bill's Background4.13 First steps into sharing EER more widely-global capacity for EER9.56 The drive for development of EER and motivation for legitimacy: analyzing research papers12.11 Quality criteria for judging papers and impact of research16.06 Overcoming barriers to pathways into EER and personal motivations for EER20.16 Navigating the EER landscape24.24 Trends in EER: how global is EER?31.28 EER in countries across Europe36.33 Emerging trends and future work40.23 Final advice from Bill49.10 Key takeaways from Natalie and Neil. Resources·   https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/j.2168-9830.2007.tb00938.x https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/j.2168-9830.2010.tb01048.xFull article: Advancing global capacity for engineering education research: relating research to practice, policy and industry (tandfonline.com) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03043797.2013.867316 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jee.20131 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03043797.2016.1153043 https://aaee.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/AAEE2013-Gardner_Willey-Australian_engineering_education_research_landscape.pdf https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03075079.2016.1162779?scroll=top&needAccess=trueJoin us! Become a member of the European Society for EngineeringEducation, SEFI, Europe's largest network of engineeringeducators: www.sefi.be Music by ComaStudio: https://pixabay.com/users/comastudio-26079283/ Written and produced by Neil Cooke and Natalie Wint.
  • 2. #16 José Carlos Quadrado from ISEL Portugal on recognition

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    Welcome to the second episode of Season 3 of the SEFI podcast! During this season we discuss changes in European engineering education and engineering education research over the last few decades In this episode we speak to Professor José Carlos Quadrado from The Lisbon Higher Institute of Engineering and President of the ENTER (EngineeriNg educaTors pEdagogical tRaining) network, an international entity that regulates the profession of engineering teaching worldwide. The international ENTER project was developed as part of an EU Erasmus program which focused on developing a new approach in pedagogical training of engineering teachers which is considered as necessary to support the development of a modern generation of engineers for the future. Join Dr. Natalie Wint (University College London) and Dr. Neil Cooke (University of Birmingham) to learn about recognising engineering educators as professional teachers. Show notes: https://www.sefi.be/2023/10/16/podcast-season-3-episode-2-european-engineering-educators-is-online/ Timestamps0.00 Welcome and introduction to episode0.29 Podcast Intro0.48 Experiences as 'professional' engineering educators from Natalie and Neil1.39 José's Background4.57 The Lisbon Higher Institute of Engineering6.12 How the ENTER project came about7.15 How the relevant competencies of professional engineering educators were determined8.30 Tensions between different engineering traditions10.11 Examples of differences between different contexts11.18 Are we converging towards a certain global standard?12.09 Accreditation as a driver of standardisation15.07 Areas in which engineering education is underdeveloped: creativity17.25 Professional development opportunities from educators when teaching new concepts18.35 The ENTER Project website20.16 The stages involved in registration: evidence of competencies, peer review and development25.01 Benefits of registering with the ENTER network28.26 How can institutions become involved in informing the competencies required of engineering educators29.40 The number and diversity of educators registered and global trends36.00 The six different professional levels of educators42.44 Final advice from José44.37 Key takeaways from Natalie and Neil. ResourcesFor more information about ENTER, visit the website.www.enterprof.orgThis paper provides information about the stages of the project which led to the formation of the network.https://vovr.elpub.ru/jour/article/view/2296?locale=en_USThe following paper focuses on the justification and incorporation of sustainable development course into the certified training of engineering educators.Quadrado, J.C., Galikhanov, M.F., Zaitseva, K.K. (2020). Sustainable Development Principles for Engineering Educator. Vysshee obrazovanie v Rossii = Higher Education in Russia. Vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 75-82. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31992/0869-3617-2020-29-6-75-82https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kseniya-Zaitseva/publication/342641865_Sustainable_Development_Principles_for_Engineering_Educator/links/5f9060ea299bf1b53e37f93a/Sustainable-Development-Principles-for-Engineering-Educator.pdfJoin us! Become a member of the European Society for EngineeringEducation, SEFI, Europe's largest network of engineeringeducators: www.sefi.be Music by ComaStudio: https://pixabay.com/users/comastudio-26079283/ Written and produced by Neil Cooke and Natalie Wint.
  • 1. #15 Mike Murphy from TU-Dublin Ireland on transformation

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    Welcome to the first episode of Season 3 of the SEFI podcast! During this season we will discuss changes in European engineering education and engineering education research over the last few decades and its release coincides with SEFI 2023 being hosted by TU Dublin in Ireland. In this episode we speak to Professor Emeritus Mike Murphy, former president of SEFI (2017-2019). We talk about Mike’s return to academia and his role in successful establishment of TU Dublin, Ireland’s first designated technological university and how, as Director of the Faculty of Engineering, he helped build TU Dublin’s reputation for both engineering teaching and research.After obtaining his undergraduate degree at what became the Dublin Institute of Technology, Mike moved to the USA to student towards a Masters and PhD at Stevens Institute of Technology. After a year as an assistant professor, he decided to move to industry and worked for Bells Labs and Bellcore, whilst still maintaining relations with academia as agile faculty. It is Mike’s experience in industry and academia, as well as internationally and in high tech industries, that enabled him to become Dean of Engineering. His management roles include Faculty Director of Engineering, and Director and Dean of the College of Engineering and Built Environment. In 2022 he was appointed interim national coordinator for the EU funded €40 million national initiative to transform teaching and learning across the technological university sector in Ireland.·   Show notes: https://www.sefi.be/2023/09/11/podcast-season-3-episode-1-european-engineering-educators-is-online/ Join Dr. Natalie Wint (University College London) and Dr. Neil Cooke (University of Birmingham) to learn about managing transformational change. Timestamps0.00 Welcome and introduction to episode0.31 Podcast Intro0.53 Experiences of change from Natalie and Neil1.55 Mike’s Background5.05 TU Dublin and the Technological University Sector in Ireland9.15 Mike's Key ingredients for a successful transformation13.17 Strengths and Challenges at DIT17.19 From industry to academia and attending conferences20.23 From inward to outward facing: the role of Fulbright Scholars and external validation in development of EER23.40 Milestones and objectives in the transformation journey28.37 The role of external forces on influencing change34.20 Bumps in the road39.53 Lessons learnt about leading change43.17 The role of external communities46.11 Final advice from Mike50.29 Key takeaways from Natalie and Neil. Join us! Become a member of the European Society for EngineeringEducation, SEFI, Europe's largest network of engineeringeducators: www.sefi.be Music by ComaStudiohttps://pixabay.com/users/comastudio-26079283/ Written and produced by Neil Cooke and Natalie Wint.