6. Global Citizenship: Students Solving Real Problems Around the World

  1. Grétar Tryggvason4 and
  2. Diran Apelian5
  1. Richard F. Vaz1,
  2. Natalie A. Mello2 and
  3. David Dibiasio3

Published Online: 16 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118138267.ch6

Shaping Our World: Engineering Education for the 21st Century

Shaping Our World: Engineering Education for the 21st Century

How to Cite

Vaz, R. F., Mello, N. A. and Dibiasio, D. (2011) Global Citizenship: Students Solving Real Problems Around the World, in Shaping Our World: Engineering Education for the 21st Century (eds G. Tryggvason and D. Apelian), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118138267.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

  2. 5

    Metal Processing Institute, WPI, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    WPI, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    Global Operations, Interdisciplinary & Global Studies, WPI, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

  3. 3

    Chemical Engineering, WPI, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470929742

Online ISBN: 9781118138267

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Keywords:

  • global citizenship, problems;
  • situated learning;
  • WPI Global Perspective Program

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Wpi's Project-Based Curriculum

  • Educational Motivations and Implications

  • Program Overview and Impact

  • Implementation and Evolution of the Global Perspective Program

  • Program Oversight and Operation

  • Program Assessment

  • Risk Management

  • Transferability and Diffusion

  • Conclusion

  • References