Estonian Centre of Engineering Pedagogy
Estonian Centre for Engineering Pedagogy (ECEP) was founded in 2001 according to the Protocol of Good Will, signed by Estonian Minister of Education and Research, Rector of University of Tartu, Rector of University of Tallinn, and Rector of Tallinn University of Technology (TUT). The Protocol of Good Will is stating that ECEP at TUT coordinates research and development in the field of engineering and technology education in TUT and implements the research results into the education of technical teachers in Estonia.
ECEP is the only representative office of International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP) in Estonia and in the Baltic region, being accredited by IGIP as Engineering Education Training Centre for International Educators (for the periods of 2003-2007; 2008-2012; 2013-2017), being one of 45 accredited centres from 75 countries of the world, represented in IGIP. According to IGIP requirements the accredited international centre for engineering education should appertain to a technical university, a unique didactical environment for teaching engineering.
Advisory Board of Education of Teachers and Professors at Tallinn University of Technology has been founded at TUT in 2010 (order of the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs 22.12.2010, No 403), including representatives from TUT (specialists of teacher education and teaching engineering), wide range of representatives out of the university - representatives from the Estonian Ministry of Education, University of Tartu, University of Tallinn, representatives of Estonian Qualification Authority, employers and leaders of centres of vocational education of Estonia. The mission of Advisory Board is to develop engineering education, teacher education in the field of engineering, and new measures for the further development of engineering education and its quality.