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BADGE: Global competence for sustainable internationalisation in engineering education
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Learning, Language and communication. (Global Competence)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6223-3385
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2021 (English)In: Languages for Specific Purposes in Higher Education 2021, 2021Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

BADGE: Global competence for sustainable internationalisation in engineering education

This paper presents a new Erasmus+ funded project, Becoming a digital global engineer (BADGE2020). The project is a three-year collaboration between language and communication teachers at14 technical universities and engineering departments in 12 countries, with partners representingindustry, consultants, educational organizations and students. The rationale behind the project isthe recognition of two facts: the ever-increasing need for global competence among engineeringgraduates and professionals (Parkinson 2009, OECD 2018), and the need to boost and adjustcommunication and language for specific purposes (LSP) teaching to better support sustainableinternationalisation, acknowledging multiculturality and multilingualism.The project was initiated from within a larger network of language and communication teachers attechnical universities in Europe (GELS 2020), established in 2015 to “enhance future engineers’language skills in order to prepare them for the increasingly challenging demands of a globalisedmarket”, and is divided into 8 intellectual outputs: communication course for future engineers,sustainable writing skills for engineers, e-communication skills, global competence andentrepreneurship, podcasting and video casting architecture, soft skills for engineering students,and global competence through IT and serious games.Working in 8 transnational teams, we will develop learning material ranging from course syllabiand exercises, to handbooks and pods, to be made freely available for download and localmodification as open educational resources. Furthermore, the material will be connected to asystem of digital badges that can be used as a supplement to official degree diplomas.

References

BAGDE (2020) The Badge Project www.thebadgeproject.eu, accessed 2020-03-25

GELS (2020) The GELS network www.clic.eng.cam.ac.uk/news/GELS, accessed 2020-03-25

OECD (2018) Preparing our youth for an inclusive and sustainable world. The OECD PISAglobal competence framework www.oecd.org/education/Global-competency-for-an-inclusiveworld.pdf, accessed 2020-03-25

Parkinson, A. (2009) “The Rationale for Developing Global Competence” Online Journal forGlobal Engineering Education: Vol. 4: Iss. 2, Article 2.digitalcommons.uri.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1018&context=ojgee, accessed 2020-03-25

Note on authorship

As equal authors and in alphabetical order: Katja Auffret (IMT Mines Albi-Carmaux, École Mines-Télécom,France), Teresa Geslin (Université de Lorraine, France), Ivana Jurković (Veleučilište u Bjelovaru, Croatia), BjörnKjellgren (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden), Freddi Maria (Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy), SaulePetroniene (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania), Jamie Rinder (KTH Royal Institute of Technology,Sweden), David Tual (Cambridge University, United Kingdom).

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2021.
Keywords [en]
engineering students, global competence, language learning, intercultural communication, digital badges, open educational resources, language for specific purposes
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Learning General Language Studies and Linguistics Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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Education and Communication in the Technological Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-300653OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-300653DiVA, id: diva2:1589955
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Languages for Specific Purposes in Higher Education 2021
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BADGE (Erasmus+)
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QC 20210906

Available from: 2021-09-01 Created: 2021-09-01 Last updated: 2022-06-25Bibliographically approved

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