Abstract

This paper reports on the case of the Engineering Practice Academy, where an emergent transformational change process was designed and implemented to not only re-conceptualise engineering education but further transition the Engineering Practice Academy towards being-and-becoming a sustainable engineering practice. This paper presents a framework, grounded in the everyday social reality of the Engineering Practice Academy community and framed through a Theory of Change methodology. The Engineering Practice Academy utilised the strategic framework presented within this paper to guide its decision-making processes. This paper articulates both the framework developed and conceptualises why a framework designed to create a sustainable practice was utilised. The value of this paper lies in the communication the method used for transformational change, one of inclusion, collaboration and community of practice, used by the Engineering Practice Academy to create a distinct pathway by which to reach its goals and become a sustainable practice in line with shifting engineering and educational requirements.

Keywords:

transformational change; being-and-becoming; social sustainability; engineering education

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Being-and-Becoming a Sustainable Practice

This paper reports on the case of the Engineering Practice Academy, where an emergent transformational change process was designed and implemented to not only re-conceptualise engineering education but further transition the Engineering Practice Academy towards being-and-becoming a sustainable engineering practice. This paper presents a framework, grounded in the everyday social reality of the Engineering Practice Academy community and framed through a Theory of Change methodology. The Engineering Practice Academy utilised the strategic framework presented within this paper to guide its decision-making processes. This paper articulates both the framework developed and conceptualises why a framework designed to create a sustainable practice was utilised. The value of this paper lies in the communication the method used for transformational change, one of inclusion, collaboration and community of practice, used by the Engineering Practice Academy to create a distinct pathway by which to reach its goals and become a sustainable practice in line with shifting engineering and educational requirements.

 

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