UCL Engineering


The Inaugural UCL MSc Engineering and Education Colloquium

8 February 2022

UCL Engineering Front Building

The aim of the Colloquium is to showcase the work and research of students and alumni of the MSc Engineering & Education at University College London. We hope that the Colloquium will be a valuable platform for Engineering Education researchers, practitioners, and students to share and celebrate leadership and innovation in Engineering Education.

This year our three speakers are alumni of the MSc Engineering & Education.

Topic: Emerging Technologies in Higher Education and Challenges for Teachers in Developing Countries
Lan Yang (Programme Officer for Curriculum Development at UNESCO-ICHEI)

Drawing from her professional experience and Doctoral research, Lan Yang discusses how digital technology, AI, and open educational resources (OER) can be used to improve the quality of higher education in developing countries in Asia and Africa.
Date & Time: Monday 14th February 2022, 12:00 – 13:00 GMT 

Topic: Education and Skill Building for the Energy Transition
Samah Elsayed (Programme Officer at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA))

Countries all over the world need to urgently transition to national energy systems that minimise energy-related emissions and limit climate change if they are to meet their zero-carbon goals. Samah explores current and future skilling needs for the energy transition and the key education and training measures and policies that will be required.
Date & Time: Tuesday 15th February 2022, 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

Topic: Pedagogic innovation on the IEP to support inclusive, future-proof Engineering Education
Chika Nweke, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, UCL Engineering) 

In this session Chika looks at how an Engineering School reconfigured their teaching practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how this might inform approaches to future-proofing Engineering Education.
Date & Time: Wednesday 16th February 2022, 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

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