(Re)Thinking Higher Engineering Education
Engineering education is the activity of teaching knowledge and principles (Higher Education, HE) related to the professional practice of engineering (Life and Life Long Learning). Therefore, beyond the examination of the economic, cultural, and social factors, which influence the education of engineers in different higher education institutions we should question ourselves about critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity and innovation provided by HE to engineering students (the four Cs referred in the 2010 American Management Association survey). Training HE students to four Cs skills may change the way they look at issues, organize their views, and incorporate others’ views in order to stimulate new perspectives and preventing biased views of a real situation or problem. The CISPEE 2016 edition aims to bring together teachers and researchers from several engineering schools, institutions, and industry to share good practices that may contribute to raise questions related to the improvement of the critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity and innovation in engineering education.
How to implement critical thinking in my engineering course?