The aim of TUT is to evolve educational research in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), especially in the field of technology and engineering, and to educate qualified technical teachers for educational system of Estonia.
Estonian Centre of Engineering Pedagogy has implemented numerous research-based contemporary effective teaching models, methods and strategies, balancing E-learning and classroom teaching, science-based knowledge in engineering speciality and engineering pedagogy in teacher education and continuing education.
The main research activities of Estonian Centre for Engineering Pedagogy are in the field of:
- Engineering Pedagogy
- Effective Teaching of Engineering
- STEM Didactics
- Curriculum Design
- Remote, Distance and E-Labs
- Initial and Continuing Teacher Education
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
TUT has the highest and central position in Estonia in developing STEM didactics, contemporary methodology and scientific subject matter of teaching engineering and technology, thus providing a unique didactical and methodical environment for developing of engineering education.
Nobel prizes and research results create the prestige of educational institutions of technology - the quality of education however is determined by professors’ daily instruction (IGIP Basel Declaration)