1st Essay Competition on Decolonization of the Engineering Curriculum


1st Essay Competition on Decolonization of the Engineering Curriculum


Publishing Date: 6/15/2018 12:00 AM

Engineering Curriculum for Decolonized World

1st Essay Competition on Decolonization of Knowledge in Engineering Science, Technology and the Built Environment

Under the Auspices of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

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Competiton Overview, How to Enter, Submission

1st Essay Competition on Decolonization of Knowledge in Engineering Science, Technology and the Built Environment

Introduction
The FEBE Task Team on Decolonization is delighted to invite all faculty of engineering post graduate and undergraduate students to participate in the 1st Essay Competition on Decolonization of the Engineering Curriculum (DeCon-FEBE 2018).
The First Essay Competition on Decolonization of Knowledge seeks the perspective and broad insight of undergraduates, postgraduates and post-doctoral fellows in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment on Engineering curricular in relation to the constraints and limitations of graduates of African Universities in the global competition for the production of new knowledge.
The Essay theme, Engineering Curriculum for Decolonized  World, is broad and inclusive. We believe that this presents a multitude of perspectives to all the disciplines in the Faculty  (including Engineering Science, Engineering Technology, Built Environment disciplines) as well as opportunities for all level of studies (including Undergraduates, Masters and Doctoral Students ) to participate and submit essays.
A special ceremony for the presentation of the Best Ten (10) Essays, Awards and Prize is scheduled for the 27th of September, to make the competition interactive and informative to both students and staff members.
A special proceeding of the best Ten (10) papers of the Decolonization Essay 2018 will be compiled and published by the Task Team. However authors of the selected papers will be required to expand and include materials that are at least 20% different than the accepted papers in the proceedings.

ESSAY TOPICS. PLEASE SELECT AND DISCUSS ONLY ONE TOPIC

Decolonized engineering curriculum versus Global Excellence and Stature

Hint! Excellence in Teaching and Learning maintaining an appropriate enrolment profile, offering intellectually rigorous curricula that respond innovatively to the challenges of the 21st century

Engineering Curricular Reform and graduate employment and job creation 

HINT? Can reform resolve the graduate employment problem? In addition, the call for more  graduate employers rather than more graduate employees.

Decolonization of Knowledge, Industrialization in Africa and the 4th industrial revolution

Hint! Can we successfully build a Pan-African centre of critical intellectual inquiry through extensive scholarship that can support African centred industrial revolution?

African Indigenous Knowledge systems and The Engineering Curriculum

Can we achieved Global Excellence in Research and Innovation through the integration of African indigenous knowledge systems in a decolonized Curriculum?

Government, Private Sector Collaborations for the production and decolonization of knowledge

A knowledge community and a knowledge require a robust and dynamic curriculum. What is the critical role and benefits to the private sector?

 

Submissions

No 1: Manuscript  / Times New Roman Font size 12 / 1.5 Spacing / 6 Pages of text / Excluding References)

No 2: Power point presentation  / Power Point; Maximum of 10 Slides (Front Slide , Contents, References and 7 pages of main contribution)

 

Please Do Not Plagiarize.  Ensure that sources of information are well cited and listed.

 

Major Time lines / Manuscripts must be submitted NOT LATER THAN  Noon of 16 September  2018 to fnokonta @uj.ac.za ;okontafn@gmail.com

 

Review and Evaluation of articles

Manuscripts will be evaluated by Members of the Task Team and Invited Guests.

 

Certificates Prizes and Award Ceremony

Cash Prizes/Gifts of R1000 to R3000 Each, will be won by the Best 5 Articles.  Certificates will be given to the top 10 participants. The top 10 recipients would be invited to present their work in a Special Seminar and Prize/ Certificates giving ceremony on Decolonization of Knowledge.

The Award Ceremony including Essay presentation will be held in John Orr Building. DFC on the 27 September 2018.