IBNA- Persian translation of Springer’s 'Rethinking Engineering Education: The CDIO ‎Approach' a book by scientists Edward F. Crawley, Sören Östlund, Kristina Edström, ‎Johan Malmqvist and Doris Brodeur which introduces CDIO logic and philosophy has ‎been published.‎
CDIO logic and philosophy introduced in
The book has been translated into Persian by Hassan Mahjoub Eshratabadi, Yagoub Entezari and Hossein Me'marian. Institute for Research and Higher Education Planning has released 'Rethinking Engineering Education’ in 374 pages.
 
In the past ten years, leaders in engineering industries have identified specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of their workforce if they want to be innovative and competitive in a global marketplace. Engineering education programs have kept pace with emerging disciplinary knowledge, research and technologies, but have been less successful in ensuring that their graduates acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes desired by industry.
 
This book describes an approach to engineering education that integrates a comprehensive set of personal and interpersonal skills, and process, product, and system building skills with disciplinary knowledge. The education of engineers is set in the context of engineering practice, that is, Conceiving, Designing, Implementing, and Operating (CDIO) through the entire lifecycle of engineering processes, products, and processes.
 
The CDIO approach and the topics in the book will be of increasing interest in the next five to ten years. At the start of the CDIO Initiative, four leading engineering programs in the United States and Sweden adopted the CDIO approach and collaborated in its development and implementation. In less than six years, the collaboration has grown to include more than twenty programs in nine different countries. This book will be both a description of the development and implementation of the CDIO approach, and a guide to engineering programs worldwide which seek to improve their programs.
 
From the Foreword by Charles M. Vest, President Emeritus, MIT:
 
The philosophy of the CDIO approach to engineering education captures these essential features of a modern engineering education -excitement about what engineers do, deep learning of the fundamentals, skills, and the knowledge of how engineers contribute to society.
 
About the authors:
 
Edward F. Crawley is the founding President of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Moscow. Prior to this, he led the Gordon – MIT Engineering Leadership Program, the Cambridge-MIT Institute, and the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He served as the founding co-director of the CDIO Initiative and received the Bernard M. Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering (U.S.). He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science, the Royal Academy of Engineering (U.K.), the Chinese Academy of Engineering, as well as the National Academy of Engineering (U.S.). He earned a S.B. (1976) and a S.M. (1978) in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT and a Sc.D. (1981) in aerospace structures from MIT.
 
Sören Östlund is Professor of Packing Technology at KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, one of the four founding universities of the CDIO Initiative. He served on the CDIO Council from 2001 to 2005. For ten years, he was Manager of the Vehicle Engineering program at KTH, a program that received the Center of Excellent Quality in Higher Education Award in 2007 from the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education. He holds a M.Sc. in aeronautical engineering from KTH and a Ph.D. in solid mechanics from KTH.
 
Kristina Edström is Associate Professor in Engineering Education Development at KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, one of the four founding universities of the CDIO Initiative. She has been leading educational development activities in Sweden and internationally for more than fifteen years. She served on the CDIO Council from 2005 to 2013 and the SEFI Administrative Council from 2010 to 2013. During 2012-2013 academic year, she was also Director of Educational Development at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Russia. More than 600 participants have taken her course, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (7.5 ECTS), customized for engineering faculty. She has a M.Sc. in engineering from Chalmers University of Technology.
 
Johan Malmqvist is Professor of Product Development at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, one of the four founding universities of the CDIO Initiative. He serves as Dean of Education and directs programs in mechanical, automation, industrial design, and maritime engineering. He is a founding co-director of the CDIO Initiative, which he continues to lead as co-director. He received the Janne Carlsson Scholarship for Academic Leadership from KTH - Royal Institute of Technology. He earned a M.Sc. Eng. (1988) in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. (1993) in machine and vehicle design from Chalmers.
 
Doris Brodeur is an Assessment and Evaluation Specialist, recently retired from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who has been involved in the CDIO Initiative since its inception. She gives workshops for engineering faculty on curriculum design, teaching methods, assessment and evaluation. For the past eight years, she has been consulting with universities in Chile, Colombia, Honduras, and Guatemala. She helped to establish the Latin America CDIO Region. She holds B.A. (1973) and M.Ed. (1977) degrees in education from colleges in Massachusetts and a Ph.D. (1980) in instructional systems from Indiana University.
 
 
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