The conference features three parallel workshops related to Engineering Education. The workshops will be presented by leading experts from industry, government and academia; focusing on various aspects of Engineering Education.
Faculty, researchers, engineers, and anyone who has interest in the engineering education in the Arab World.
Seats are limited for each workshop to 20 participants. Workshops will be conducted in parallel on Tuesday 11th December 2018 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Each candidate is allowed to register in one workshop only.
The deadline for registration is 30th September 2018 or until the seats are fully booked.
The registration on the workshops is free. However, there is a limited number of seats for each workshop, which will be offered on first-come first-served basis.
Workshop 1: Accreditation and Its Implications
Accreditation is becoming a necessity for all higher education programs to not only assure quality of the curriculum content and its delivery but also serve as a platform, which allows movement of professional across regional and international boundaries. Most of the countries around the globe either have developed their own accreditation system (ABET, OAAA, CEAB, etc.) or combined as regional accreditation system (ENAEE, etc.) to ensure outcome compliance with minimum set of standards, develop practical and soft skills in graduates, and allow workforce mobility. This workshop briefly explains accreditation, its implications, preparation for accreditation, and developing a continuous improvement system for higher education programs.
Workshop 2: Teaching STEM Skills via Robotics
Robotics is a great platform for enhancing STEM skills essential for developing creative thinkers and problem solvers; skills that are needed for future jobs and for solving big world problems. This is a professional development workshop for teachers that uses Robotic kits to explore the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Through hands-on activities, learn how to enhance student computational thinking, design thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Workshop 3: Active Learning Strategies
The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with a framework and a set of principles and strategies for teaching and learning, to enable participants adopt these principles and strategies to develop effective techniques to foster and enhance students learning, and ultimately to apply these principles and strategies during practical sessions. The workshop will show examples for the development or review of course learning objectives of a course, identification of learning styles, and application of active learning methods in a course.
Workshop 4: Professional Licensing Of Engineers In Jordan
Professional associations play an important role in society. In lots of countries, the model for professional regulation is self-regulation. This means that all important decisions concerning members of the profession or those who would become members of the profession are made by members of the profession. The whole system of professional regulation depends on professionals getting involved and contributing to the regulation of their profession. Without this participation, self-regulation simply could not work. There is also a certain amount of self-interest in participation in professional regulation. A profession’s practitioners share a brand. Whenever professionals fail to live up to professional standards, the reputation of the profession is diminished somewhat.
By joining your professional association, you begin to assume your responsibilities as a professional. In Jordan, being a member of the Jordanian Engineers association is mandatory, but why? What are the benefits of Joining the association?
Becoming a member of, and participating in, your professional association is one way to accelerate your learning of the ropes. one becomes a member of a special community. Becoming a member is also more than just belonging—it is not only about what you can get from your association but also what you can give back to the profession. As a member of JEA, it is with great pleasure , I share with you an overview of my special community.