18.08.2020 - 21.08.2020
The International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education (ISATE) event started in 2007 as international academic exchange between ten engineering colleges (known as Kosen in Japan) in the Kyushu and Okinawa districts of Japan, and three polytechnics in Singapore. It aimed to enhance the quality of Engineering Education in each participating institution. In 2010, all the other Kosen institutions of Japan joined the symposium under the initiative of the National Institute of Technology (NIT). In 2011, two more polytechnics from Singapore joined this international exchange effort as organizers. In 2013, Nagaoka University of Technology and Toyohashi University of Technology also joined the symposium. Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) of Vocational Training Council (VTC) officially joined to become one of the ISATE organizers in 2017. ISATE 2020 will be the first ISATE to be organized outside Asia.
Turku University of Applied Sciences welcomes your contribution and invites proposals for papers and workshops at the 14th ISATE. The conference takes place in Turku, Finland on August 18 (afternoon) – August 21, 2020.
The main theme of the conference is Educating Future Innovators. The needs of and the competencies required by working life are changing. In addition to subject knowledge, future employees need to master customer-centric thinking, creativity, cooperation skills and tolerance of diversity and uncertainty. Innovation pedagogy is a learning approach that enhances the innovation competences of individuals and groups. Innovation pedagogy aims to improve students’ innovation competences by integrating teaching with research and development activities and collaboration with working life operators. This approach enables producing professional expertise that facilitates participation in the innovation processes of working life.
More information: https://www.isate2020.fi/