Title: Second European Forum for Continuing Engineering Education scans the European Community scene

Authors: Prof. Maria F. Ramalhoto

Addresses: Vice Rector of the Portuguese Open University (Universidade Aberta), and Professor, Department of Mathematics, Technological University of Lisbon (Instituto Superior Tecnico), Av. Rovisco Pais, 1000 Lisboa, Portugal

Abstract: The first part of this paper reviews some of the general motivations for Europe having initiated in 1988 its European Forum for Continuing Engineering Education. The last part is dedicated to the 1992 Second European Forum: International Cooperation Between Industry and Academia, which provided an overview of the rapidly changing European continuing engineering education scene. A summary is given of some of the most important ideas which came out of the Panels considering |Environment and related ethical issues| and |Human resources development strategies| as well as the Round Tables on |Improving educational productivity| and |European flexible and distance learning|.

Keywords: total quality management; TQM; environment; engineering ethics; human resources development; HRD strategies; educational productivity; open distance learning; flexible learning; continuing engineering education; continuing education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.1993.030268

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 1993 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.17 - 25

Published online: 14 Dec 2009 *

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