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WFEO Webinar on Proposed Updated IEA Benchmark for Graduate Attributes and Professional Competencies
July 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
UNESCO and the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) recognise the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) Graduate Attributes and Professional Competencies Framework (GAPC) as a valuable international benchmark for engineering education.
A UNESCO WFEO IEA Working Group was established in November 2019 following the renewal of the WFEO-IEA MoU and the Declaration on Engineering Education that was made in Melbourne at WEC2019. The goal was to review the current IEA Graduate Attributes and Professional Competencies Framework to ensure that they reflect contemporary values and employer needs as well as equip engineers/technologist/technicians of the future to incorporate the practices that advance the UN Sustainable Goals.
A report on the work done by the Working Group since November 2019, including references to the research and summary of the responses to the questionnaire sent to IEA signatories is available in this page.
Additional information including the Proposed changes to the IEA Graduate Attributes and Professional Competencies Framework are available in this page and in the page Consultation with WFEO Members and partners on Proposed Updated IEA Benchmark for Graduate Attributes and Professional Competencies which details the whole process of the consultation.
Time: Saturday 18th July at 11am -12.30pm UTC (1pm – 2.30pm Paris, CET) via Zoom.
Moderator: Prof. Gong Ke, President, World Federation of Engineering Organisations
- Prof. Bulent Ozguler, Chair WFEO-IEA Working Group, MUDEK (Turkey) – Summary of work done to date and key areas of change
- Dr Marlene Kanga WFEO Past President – Overview of the Framework and proposed changes to Graduate Attributes (Table 4) of the Framework
- Mr Kang Jincheng (Strategic Specialist, ICEE Tsinghua University) – Proposed changes to Knowledge and Attitude Profile (Table 3 ) of the framework.
- Dr Charlie Than, (President, Myanmar Engg. Council, Myanmar), Proposed changes to Professional Competencies (Table 5) of the Framework
- Dr Michael Milligan (CEO, ABET USA) – representing International; Federation of Engineering Education Societies, Diversity and Inclusion incorporated in the Framework
Register in this page to attend on 18 July, 11am UTC (1pm Paris CET).
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