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Engineering education for sustainable development : a capabilities approach / Mikateko Mathebula.

By: Mathebula, Mikateko [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Routledge studies in sustainable development.Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, earthscan from Routledge, 2018Description: viii, 191 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138038905 (hardback).Subject(s): Sustainable engineering | Engineers -- Training of | Sustainable developmentAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Engineering education for sustainable developmentDDC classification: 620.00286 MAT
Contents:
PART I 1.Sustainable human development: the overarching goal Introduction Conceptual foundation for a normative account of engineering education Aims and structure of the book 2.A capabilities lens on researching engineering education Dimensions of education for public-good engineering Towards a theoretical framework for public-good engineering Data and research context Author positioning PART II 3.Becoming a public-good engineer: students' perspectives Why become an engineer? Valued capabilities and functionings Students' views on their roles in society as future engineers Summative discussion 4.Teaching for public-good engineering: lecturers' perspectives The purposes of engineering education Developing engineering identities Teaching non-technical skills 5.Public-good engineering: employers' perspectives The qualities of an ideal engineer Contents note continued: Valuable transversal skills Public-good engineering What can universities do (better)? PART III 6.Advancing sustainable human development through engineering education Learning about sustainable development through the engineering curriculum Teaching `sustainable development' as a disputed concept Students' understandings of sustainable development Students' perceptions of engineers as agents of sustainable development A capabilities-inspired, empirically informed framework for public-good engineering education 7.Being a public-good engineer and doing socially just engineering.
Summary: "This book demonstrates how the theoretical concepts of the capabilities approach can be applied in the context of engineering education and how this could be used to add nuance to our understanding of the contribution higher education can make to human flourishing. In demonstrating the usefulness of the capability approach as a lens through which to evaluate the outputs of engineering education, the author also shows how the capability approach can be informed by, and informs, the concept of 'sustainable development' and discusses what pedagogical and curricula implications this may have on education for sustainable development (ESD), particularly in engineering. As such, the book builds on the work of scholars of engineering education, and scholars of university education at the nexus of development and sustainability.Engineering employers, educators and students from diverse contexts discuss both the capabilities and functions that are enlarged through engineering education and the impact these can have on pro-poor engineering or public-good professionalism. The book therefore makes an original conceptual and empirical contribution to our thinking about engineering education research.The book provides inspiration for both engineering educators and students to orient their technical knowledge and transferable skills towards the public good. It will also be of great interest to students and researchers interested in education for sustainable development more generally and to engineers who are interested in doing work that is aligned with the goals of social justice. The book will also appeal to scholars of the capability approach within higher education."--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

PART I
1.Sustainable human development: the overarching goal
Introduction
Conceptual foundation for a normative account of engineering education
Aims and structure of the book
2.A capabilities lens on researching engineering education
Dimensions of education for public-good engineering
Towards a theoretical framework for public-good engineering
Data and research context
Author positioning
PART II
3.Becoming a public-good engineer: students' perspectives
Why become an engineer?
Valued capabilities and functionings
Students' views on their roles in society as future engineers
Summative discussion
4.Teaching for public-good engineering: lecturers' perspectives
The purposes of engineering education
Developing engineering identities
Teaching non-technical skills
5.Public-good engineering: employers' perspectives
The qualities of an ideal engineer
Contents note continued: Valuable transversal skills
Public-good engineering
What can universities do (better)?
PART III
6.Advancing sustainable human development through engineering education
Learning about sustainable development through the engineering curriculum
Teaching `sustainable development' as a disputed concept
Students' understandings of sustainable development
Students' perceptions of engineers as agents of sustainable development
A capabilities-inspired, empirically informed framework for public-good engineering education
7.Being a public-good engineer and doing socially just engineering.

"This book demonstrates how the theoretical concepts of the capabilities approach can be applied in the context of engineering education and how this could be used to add nuance to our understanding of the contribution higher education can make to human flourishing. In demonstrating the usefulness of the capability approach as a lens through which to evaluate the outputs of engineering education, the author also shows how the capability approach can be informed by, and informs, the concept of 'sustainable development' and discusses what pedagogical and curricula implications this may have on education for sustainable development (ESD), particularly in engineering. As such, the book builds on the work of scholars of engineering education, and scholars of university education at the nexus of development and sustainability.Engineering employers, educators and students from diverse contexts discuss both the capabilities and functions that are enlarged through engineering education and the impact these can have on pro-poor engineering or public-good professionalism. The book therefore makes an original conceptual and empirical contribution to our thinking about engineering education research.The book provides inspiration for both engineering educators and students to orient their technical knowledge and transferable skills towards the public good. It will also be of great interest to students and researchers interested in education for sustainable development more generally and to engineers who are interested in doing work that is aligned with the goals of social justice. The book will also appeal to scholars of the capability approach within higher education."--Provided by publisher.

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