Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education, July 4-6, 2012
Conference Themes

Papers have been invited on the topics below. Papers on other topics relevant to geo-engineering education are also welcome:


1. Essential course content in geo-engineering (academic and industry perspectives)
2. Basic concepts and how best to reinforce them
3. Advanced concepts: how and when they should be introduced (e.g. critical state theory)
4. Bridging the gap between geotechnical engineering, geology and hydrogeology.
5. Field trips and laboratory exercises valuable learning experiences
6. Reusable learning objects in geo-engineering instruction
7. Learning from past mistakes - the role of case histories and forensics in geo-engineering education
8. Student-centred learning in geo-engineering, e.g. active/enquiry-based learning/PBL etc.
9. The role of computing and analysis software at undergraduate level


N.B. A selection of the highest quality papers submitted to SFGE 2012 will be put forward (with upgrade as necessary) for a special thematic edition of the European Journal of Engineering Education to follow after the conference.