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European Journal of Engineering Education – Call for Papers

Special 2007 Issue: Engineering Education - Pedagogic and Didactic Aspects in the Context of the Emerging Knowledge Society

Guest Editor: Federico Flueckiger (

Public and professional education in general and engineering education in particular have to support in all life stages the participation of individuals in social and economical life in the information society. Our educational system and our understanding, which still dominated very much by the traditional career approach (basic training, study, job), must adapt to the new order. In particular the universities with their teacher directed and (far too often) ineffective educational concepts are challenged to prepare their graduates better for the emerging knowledge society in which the qualified use of the new information opportunities will become the key qualification particularly for engineers. However, the conversion of new learning concepts into real life curricula often fails because of so-called practical necessities and rigid traditions.

This special issue on Engineering Education - Pedagogic and Didactic Aspects in the Context of the Emerging Knowledge Society aims to collect a selection of key peer-reviewed articles relating to the improvement of teaching methods in technical subjects and the development of practice-oriented curricula corresponding to the need of present day technical students and professionals from all around the world.

In particular we seek contributions on the following topics:

  • Pedagogical skills and abilities of engineering teachers
  • Teaching Competencies and Qualification in Higher Engineering Education
  • Technical teacher training programs
  • Pedagogical resources of technical universities
  • Quality control and feedback
  • Improving attractiveness of engineering studies

Important dates:

Proposed contributions due: October 10, 2006
Review process completed and notifications sent to authors: December 10, 2006
Final versions of accepted articles due: February 15, 2007


Authors interested in submitting a paper to the Journal should visit the EJEE Instructions for Authors webpage for full instructions and a downloadable style guide for manuscript preparation (

All contributions and communications regarding the special issue should be sent to the Guest Editor:

Federico Flueckiger
University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland
Galleria 2, Via Cantonale,
CH-6928 Manno, Switzerland