The program of in-service training of heads of departments and teaching staff

“APPLYING THE CDIO CONCEPT IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION”

 

1. The aim of the programme: to develop the competence of heads and teaching staff, implementing the basic educational programs of higher education in technical fields and specialties, in the field of efficient and effective application of the conception and international CDIO standards for the modernization of the contents and technologies of engineering education.

 

2. The expected results of mastering the program (competencies):

- the ability to apply the CDIO philosophy which is based on the principle of the development and implementation of product lifecycle, processes and systems within the model of “planning – design – production – application”, which defines the content of engineering education (CDIO Standard 1),

- the ability to plan comprehensive outcomes of mastering the educational programmes by students for the development of personal and interpersonal competencies of graduates, skills to create their products, processes and systems, as well as their disciplinary knowledge (CDIO Standard 2),

- the ability to create an integrated curriculum that contains interrelated disciplines and includes educational modules, ensuring the formation of personal and interpersonal competencies of graduates, as well as skills to create their products, processes and systems (CDIO Standard 3),

- the ability to work out and to implement within an integrated curriculum the module “Introduction to engineering” which provides a basis for engineering practice in the creation of products, processes and systems, forming the main personal and interpersonal competencies of graduates (CDIO Standard 4),

- to ability to organize students’ design-built activity by implementing at least two projects at basic and advanced levels within an integrated curriculum (CDIO Standard 5),

- the ability to create a working space for the engineering activities and the appropriate laboratory facilities which contribute to the students’ practical mastery of methods of creating products, processes and systems, acquiring disciplinary knowledge and the study of social aspects of engineering activities (CDIO Standard 6),

- ability to organize students’ integrated training contributing to the formation of their disciplinary knowledge, personal and interpersonal competencies, and skills to create their products, processes and systems (CDIO Standard 7),

- the ability to apply active teaching methods (teamwork, case-study, business and role-play, problem-based and contextual teaching, teaching based on experience) improving the quality of development of educational programs (CDIO Standard 8),

- the ability to assess the students’ acquisition of disciplinary knowledge, personal and interpersonal competencies, skills in creating products, processes and systems (CDIO Standard 11),

- the ability to assess the compliance of the educational program requirements of all CDIO Standards and to provide feedback to students, professors, employers and other stakeholders with the aim of its continuous improvement (CDIO Standard 12).

 

3. The structure and content of the program.

The program has a modular structure and consists of the following sections.

M. 1. The CDIO concept in engineering education.

1.1. Engineering activity and engineering education.

1.2. The CDIO Standards system.

1.3. CDIO Standard 1. The CDIO concept in the context of engineering education.

1.4. CDIO Standard 2. The planning of learning outcomes based on CDIO Syllabus.

Individual task  T.1 “Planning of learning outcomes of the educational programme (module, discipline) based on CDIO Syllabus”.

M. 2. Designing the educational programs based on the CDIO concept.

2.1. CDIO Standard 3. Integrated training plan.

2.2. CDIO Standard 4. Introduction to engineering activity.

Individual task T. 2  “Design of the educational programme (module, discipline) based on the CDIO concept”.

M. 3. Organization of educational process based on the CDIO concept.

3.1. CDIO Standard 5. Organization of design-built activities.

3.2. CDIO Standard 6. Workspace for engineering activities.

3.3. CDIO Standard 7. Technology of  integrated education.

3.4. CDIO Standard 8. Active methods of teaching.

Individual task T. 3 “The Development of the themes of students’ design-built activities while mastering the educational programme (module, disciple)”.

M. 4. Assessment of training outcomes and educational programs.

4.1. CDIO Standard 11. Assessment of training outcomes.

4.2. CDIO Standard 12. Evaluation of the educational program.

Individual task T. 4 “The development of indicators and methods for assessing the achievement of training outcomes for the program (module, discipline)”.

 

4. Technology of the program implementation.

The program is implemented within 8 weeks (academic semester) in the form of three face-to-face sessions (lectures and practical classes) and participants’ independent work (performing four individual tasks).

Session 1. Mastering the material of module M.1 of the program during lectures and practical classes. The study of best practices in the application of the concept and standards of CDIO. The formation of individual tasks T. 1.

Participants’ independent work at individual tasks T. 1. with consultation and reporting (LMS).

Participants’ independent work at individual tasks T. 2. with consultation and reporting (LMS).

Session 2. Assessment of the participants’ fulfillment of individual tasks T. 2. Mastering the material of module M. 3 of the programme during lectures and practical classes. The formation of individual tasks T. 3.

Participants’ independent work at individual tasks T. 3. with consultation and reporting (LMS).

Participants’ independent work at individual tasks T. 4. with consultation and reporting (LMS).

Session 3. Assessment of the participants’ performance of individual tasks T. 4. Mastering the material of module M. 5 of the programme during lectures and practical classes.

5. Time resource for mastering the program.

6.1. The duration of face-to-face sessions: 2 x 2 days x 4 hours= 16 hours.

6.2. Consultations: 4 x 6 hours = 24 hours

6.3. The fulfillment of individual assignments 4 x 12 hours = 48 hours.

Total: 88 hours.