European and National Strategies Supporting Development and Implementation of Continuing Engineering Education at Scandinavian Universities

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Abstract

Lifelong learning (LLL) and continuing engineering education (CEE) have been on the European Union’s agenda for almost three decades, formally initiated by the European Year of Lifelong Learning in 1996 and reinforced with several initiatives targeted at LLL since then. The current initiative, the European Year of Skills 2023, aims to promote a mindset of reskilling and upskilling. Nonetheless, before 1996, some universities were already developing diverse CEE activities and collaborating with external stakeholders such as the local industry. Many of these activities, however, have been initiated by passionate university staff or based on personal relationships within the organization. CEE activities have therefore, for most universities, been an unregulated and sideline area, and at some institutions, it is organized in private units associated with the university. This is despite the fact that the individual Scandinavian countries have national education policies regarding continuing education (CE), and each university has more or less explicit visions and strategies for CE activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSEFI 2023 - 51st Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education : Engineering Education for Sustainability, Proceedings
Number of pages8
PublisherSEFI: European Association for Engineering Education
Publication dateSept 2023
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-87352-026-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023
EventSEFI Annual Conference 2023: Engineering Education for Sustainability - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 11 Sept 202314 Sept 2023

Conference

ConferenceSEFI Annual Conference 2023
Country/TerritoryIreland
CityDublin
Period11/09/202314/09/2023

Keywords

  • Continuing engineering education
  • Engineering Education
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Strategy
  • Furture

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