The International Society for Engineering Pedagogy IGIP was founded in 1972 at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria) by Adolf Melezinek. Establishing an engineering pedagogy was a step forward at that time, engineering and pedagogy had never been linked before on a scientific level. What is meanwhile known worldwide as the "Klagenfurter Ingenieurpädagogische Schule" (Klagenfurt School of Engineering Pedagogy) had been established starting with the 1. International Symposium of Engineering Pedagogy in 1972.
Even in the seventies of the 20th century European integration and standardized profiles for educators were seen as most important factors of education, training and learning.
In this context, the International Society of Engineering Pedagogy created an international register of engineering educators, which since then guarantees minimum standards in technical expertise and a well-balanced competence profile for engineering educators. The register lists qualified educators who had gone through an IGIP prototype curriculum. Those registered are International Engineering Educator and can use the title Ing.Paed.IGIP.
IGIP accredits training centers for "International Engineering Educators", whose teaching matter conforms to IGIP's prototype curriculum for engineering pedagogy.
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