EELISA Credential: THE RECOGNITION OF COMMITMENT AND IMPACT IN THE ADDRESSING OF SOCIETAL CHALLENGES IN THE EELISA ALLIANCE


Rodríguez-Osorio R. M., Skrzypek T., Griveau S., Lovas T., Ülker N., Trost E., ...More

51st Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, SEFI 2023, Dublin, Ireland, 11 - 14 September 2023, pp.2446-2455 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.21427/0e0e-rb91
  • City: Dublin
  • Country: Ireland
  • Page Numbers: pp.2446-2455
  • Keywords: challenge-based learning, credential, European Alliances, microcredential
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

EELISA Credential is a unique recognition process provided to EELISA students, professional and alumni who are part of the mission-driven EELISA communities and reflects the commitment and impact level achieved in the addressing of a societal challenge. The EELISA Credential is an individual, progressive environment on which students collect badges. These badges are acquired after verifying the achievement of an educational outcome level after participating in community's educational DRAFT activities. A badge represents the unit of learning acquisition and impact that corresponds to an educational outcome. It is reflected in the EELISA Credential which itself refers to an impact level and a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). The impact level represents the badge measurement scale. In the EELISA Credential, there are 5 levels of impact (discovery, knowledge, engagement, action, transformation) that correspond to learning objectives relative to SDGs. The education activities proposed by EELISA Communities are defined around a societal challenge defined by a problem owner (faculty, students, local communities). Each activity is centered in 1 or 2 SDGs, and recognizes a maximum of 4 badges. Through the involvement in the activities of EELISA Communities, students enrich their EELISA Credential in areas addressing Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs), progressively improving their capacity for understanding, action and transformation. In this practice paper, we will present the requirements for activities to be part of the EELISA Credential, representative and successful activities, the Quality Assurance system, the lessons learnt in the process of implementing the credential and how EELISA Credential will evolve in the future.