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Connected by a desire to support high quality, innovative engineering education through empirically grounded pedagogical research, the UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network was originally established in 2009 under the auspices of the Higher Education Academy as a Special Interest Group. Now an independent “grassroots” organisation, the Network has over 50 members from a number of different universities.
The UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network is a Professional Forum that provides colleagues interested in promoting evidence based practice in engineering education with the means by which to meet, discuss and exchange ideas and to learn from each other. Underpinning all of our work is the ethos that engineering education research should be conducted in such a way so as to make a positive difference to engineering education at all levels, improving the quality, context and content of the student experience.
The Network exists to promote engineering education scholarship across the UK Higher Education Sector, with an additional remit of critically examining how engineering might be better represented within the pre-university teaching environment. Covering the complete professional spectrum of engineering, and also including colleagues from other disciplines who teach engineering students, the Network aims to meet the needs of all those involved in teaching engineering and applied science.
We also welcome colleagues who support, manage or help with the development of engineering educators. PhD students are particularly welcome to join as the group offers the ideal supportive and collegial environment in which to learn about learning and teaching in engineering.
Becoming a member
Membership of the Network is open to anyone with an interest in Engineering Education Research. Joining instructions may be found by clicking on the Join us link. The Network meets once a year. The meeting takes the format of an EER Annual Symposium. Details of our previous meetings may be found by clicking on the Past events link.
The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art
Leonardo da Vinci