United Nations developed the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which constitute a framework for sustainable development actions towards 2030. Engineering plays a crucial role in addressing the SDGs and engineering and science students need to learn how to analyse and solve complex sustainable problems. Therefore, the competences of interdisciplinarity, systems thinking, collaboration and complex problem solving are needed for educating for the future. Educating for sustainability requires innovative, student-centred, problem-oriented learning approaches such as PBL – problem-based and project-based learning. When PBL is intertwined with digitalisation, it furthermore unfolds into new ways of organising learning and engineering practice. The combination of PBL and digitalisation hold new and yet unforeseen potentials to address the complexity, flexibility and international collaboration needed in the strive for the sustainable development goals.
The IRSPBL 2020 welcomes research and best practices contributions on one, or more, of the following themes:
IRSPBL 2020 offers two types of submissions, organised in two tracks
All contributions go through a process of blinded peer-review.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: JANUARY 5
2020 AUTHORS’ NOTIFICATION: JANUARY 15
2020 FULL PAPER SUBMISSION: FEBRUARY 15
2020 AUTHORS’ NOTIFICATION: MARCH 20
2020 FINAL SUBMISSION: MAY 1, 2020
For further information for the conference: https://www.irspbl2020.aau.dk
The IRSPBL2020 is held in conjunction with PANPBL International Conference August 18-21 at Aalborg University
(Contact email: IRSPBL2020@plan.aau.dk)