Practices, knowledge and values. Teaching Technology for Human Development to engineering students
Contributor(s)Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Matemàtica Aplicada III
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. EScGD - Ciències de l’Enginyeria i Desenvolupament Global
KeywordsÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible::Cooperació per al desenvolupament::Educació per al desenvolupament
Education for development
Technology for human development
Development non - governmental organization
Cross - sector collaborations
Cooperació internacional educativa
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AbstractTechnology is gaining ever - more attention in international development strategies, together with networking and local capacity building. The concept of Technology for Human Development (THD), deeply grounded in the Human Development perspective, is emerging as an approach that captures the great contributions of technology in a sustainable manner, and is gradually taking over the Appropriate Technology concept. The promotion of THD is exemplified by presenting two interconnected cases: the Education for Development (ED) program of Engineering without Borders Spain (ISF - Spain) and the Promoting ED program of the Civil Engineering School of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). The two cases, applied at national and local levels, respectively, illustrate how THD may be furthered in practice and how two different actors, a Development Nongovernmental Organisation (DNGO) and a Civil Engineering School, can partner up and cr eate synergies to implement THD programs
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Pérez-Foguet, A.; Saz, A. Practices, knowledge and values. Teaching Technology for Human Development to engineering students. A: Engineering Education in Sustainable Development. "Proceedings of the Engineering Education in Sustainable Development". Barcelona: D. Ferrer-Balas, K.F, Mulder, J. Bruno, R. Sans, 2004, p. 1-14.
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