Intra-personal Development in Engineering Education

A Symposium on “Intra-personal Development in Engineering Education”
22nd Annual International Conference on Education
18-21 May 2020, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education
& the Athens Journal of Τechnology & Engineering

The Engineering & Architecture Division of ATINER is organizing a Symposium on “Intra-personal Development in Engineering Education” as part of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Education, 18-21 May 2020, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education & the Athens Journal of Τechnology & Engineering.

“How” can one stimulate Engineering students to open up for personal development, for conscious intra-personal development? Focus on the intra-personal, by conscious reflection, is fundamental to set personal development in motion and keep it moving. It creates a possibility to recognize changes and developments of one`s own personal qualities, to contemplate on them in a critical way and if necessary make adjustments. Insight into one`s personal qualities, and those of others, is valuable not just to a person’s self, but it is also a condition for effective teamwork and leadership. Higher Engineering education is often cognitive and practical oriented. Affective education is of significance in a process of personal development: a holistic approach. It is not always self-evident for Engineering students to motivate themselves in respect of their personal development process. Reflection and awareness are basic conditions in this process. Which meaning attaches Engineering students to their personal development during their education? In the personal development process during Engineering education, time and space are needed for students to make independent choices during the working out of assignments that are focused on the development of personal qualities. In this respect experiential and student-centred are of importance. This stream is in particular of interest for those who are engaged in stimulating (intra) personal development in Higher Engineering education. You may participate as presenter of one paper or observer.

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Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 4 May 2020 to: Dr. Rosalie Van Baest, Academic Member Atiner & Lecturer Social and Communicative Skills, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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