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Título: CDIO and the European Project Semester: a match for capstone projects?
Autor: Malheiro, Benedita
Silva, Manuel
Ferreira, Paulo
Guedes, Pedro
Palavras-chave: Engineering education
Project-based learning
Student-centred learning
Multicultural teamwork
Multidisciplinary teamwork
CDIO Standards 1, 7, 8, 9, 11
Data: 2015
Citação: Benedita Malheiro; Manuel Silva; Paulo Ferreira; Pedro Guedes. CDIO and the European Project Semester: a match for capstone projects?, Trabalho apresentado em 11th International CDIO Conference, In Proceedings of the 11th International CDIO Conference, Chengdu, 2015.
Resumo: The CDIO Initiative is an open innovative educational framework for engineering graduation degrees set in the context of Conceiving – Designing – Implementing – Operating real-world systems and products, which is embraced by a network of worldwide universities, the CDIO collaborators. A CDIO compliant engineering degree programme typically includes a capstone module on the final semester. Its purpose is to expose students to problems of a greater dimension and complexity than those faced throughout the degree programme as well as to put them in contact with the so-called real world, in opposition to the academic world. However, even in the CDIO context, there are barriers that separate engineering capstone students from the real world context of an engineering professional: (i) limited interaction with experts from diverse scientific areas; (ii) reduced cultural and scientific diversity within the teams; and (iii) lack of a project supportive framework to foster the complementary technical and non-technical skills required in an engineering professional. To address these shortcomings, we propose the adoption of the European Project Semester (EPS) framework, a one semester student centred international capstone programme offered by a group of European engineering schools (the EPS Providers) as part of their student exchange programme portfolio. The EPS package is organised around a central module – the EPS project – and a set of complementary supportive modules. Project proposals refer to open multidisciplinary real world problems and supervision becomes coaching. The students are organised in teams, grouping individuals from diverse academic backgrounds and nationalities, and each team is fully responsible for conducting its project. EPS complies with the CDIO directives on Design-Implement experiences and provides an integrated framework for undertaking capstone projects, which is focussed on multicultural and multidisciplinary teamwork, problem-solving, communication, creativity, leadership, entrepreneurship, ethical reasoning and global contextual analysis. As a result, we recommend the adoption of the EPS within CDIO capstone modules for the benefit of engineering students.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/6327
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