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Title: Alfredo Bensaúde: A “revolutionary” in the training of engineers
Authors: Matos, Ana Cardoso de
Sampaio, Maria da Luz
Editors: Monteiro, Maria do Rosario
Kong, Mario S Ming
Neto, Maria João Pereira
Keywords: Engineers
Training of engineers
Instituto Superior Técnico
Alfredo Bensaúde
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Francis & Taylor
Citation: Ana Cardoso de Matos e Maria da Luz Sampaio “Alfredo Bensaúde: A “revolutionary” in the training of engineers” in Maria do Rosário Monteiro, Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria João Pereira Neto (ed.), Modernity, Frontiers and Revolutions. Proceedings of the 4th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2018), Londres, Francis & Taylor, 2018, pp. 415-420.ISBN 9780367023973; eBook ISBN 9780429399831
Abstract: Alfredo Bensaúde was a revolutionary of his time in the training in engineering. He was a visionary of progress and was aware of the need to connect the education with technological innovation, institutional reforms, and economic growth. The establishment of the Republic in 1910 created a favourable context to reform and innovate the previous education structures. In 25 of May of 1911, the new government established a new Decree-law where it states the need to reorganise all public instruction highlighting that our delay comes only from the insufficiency of our technical teaching industrial schools are flawed in their installations, equipment and pedagogical standards. In 1911, when the Instituto Superior Técnico (Technical Institute) was created Alfredo Bensaúde was chosen as director. The new project was based on an essential premise: the existence of administrative autonomy, giving the Director the necessary power to implement the pedagogical program without intermediaries or constraints. The new school invested in theoretical-practical teaching where workshops and laboratories, as well as the library, played an essential role in the educational project. The Instituto Superior Técnico intends to establish a frontier between the former Industrial Institutes and Polytechnic Schools and new teaching of engineering, believing that education and science should be the basis of the growth of the economy in the 20th-century.
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