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School-wide approach for the degree project courses
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Building and Energy Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2961-296X
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 9th International CDIO Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard UniversitySchool of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 9 – 13, 2013.: Engineering Leadership in Innovation and Design, 2013Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The poster contains a practical example of how the CDIO concept can be used for developing common course contents with the aim to improve the students’ generic and professional competences. The overall purpose is to create a school-wide spirit of community for the students and introduce CDIO for faculty.

OBJECTIVES

1. Ideas for how to coordinate school-wide activities aiming at increasing students’ generic skills and professional identity

2. Strategies for introducing the CDIO concept for the school faculty members

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For reaching high employability, students require knowledge and skills connected to the future working area, as well as generic skills and a professional attitude [1]. Ensuring these abilities is a major challenge of higher education today [2-4]. All these abilities are trained in the final independent work, where students, normally in collaboration with industry, acts as professionals while fulfilling the goals of academy. In the past, every subject had their own way of running the degree courses, but a need to coordinate the efforts for assuring the required outcome has gradually evolved. This emerging need was used as an opportunity to introduce CDIO thinking on school level, because most staff is involved in the degree project courses. Activities open for all students, such as joint introduction and lectures, workshops in literature search and a final dinner together with industry collaborators, are offered during the final semester, and general tools supporting the process have been developed, covering templates for report writing, a common web portal and a web based tool for registering of degree theses. The approach is extended with faculty pedagogic development activities, such as discussion meetings regarding generic skills training and the tutors’ role in the learning process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013.
Keyword [en]
degree project, faculty CDIO introduction, generic skills and professional attitude
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Pedagogical Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-27007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-27007DiVA: diva2:632029
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The 9th International CDIO Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 9 – 13, 2013.
Available from: 2013-06-24 Created: 2013-06-24 Last updated: 2016-04-21Bibliographically approved

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Kans, MirkaRupar-Gadd, KatarinaGunnarsson, Anette

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