21st Century Skills for the Aerospace Industry Workforce and Their Translation to the Classroom

Ilias Lappas, Kyriakos I. Kourousis

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Abstract

Responding to the fast-paced change which is taking place in both the aerospace industry and the education, and given the challenges associated with educating the future aerospace industry workforce, the paper attempts to translate needed future skills to the university classroom for the aerospace industry
personnel. A synopsis of the current challenges faced in the educational field is outlined, followed by a mapping of the future of both education and air platforms, in an attempt to set the basis of the needed skills framework. Research undertaken by the Assessment and Teaching Of 21st Century Skills Project is used as a baseline for the definition of the future ‗critical‘ skill-set, which is considered well aligned with the future needs of the aerospace industry. Finally, a translation of this 'critical' skill-set to the classroom is proposed, based in redesigning existing learning approaches and activities, together with expected benefits.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015
Event5th Challenges in European Aerospace Air & Space Conference - University of Delft, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 7 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference5th Challenges in European Aerospace Air & Space Conference
Abbreviated titleCEAS 2015
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period7/09/1511/09/15

Keywords

  • aerospace industry
  • professional training
  • University education
  • skills for the 21st century

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