Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yıldız Arıkan Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Engineering WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated Education.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yıldız Arıkan Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Engineering WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated Education."— Presentation transcript:

1 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yıldız Arıkan Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Engineering WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated Education , Istanbul

2 1. The Erasmus Multilateral Project: Education, Practice & Research, Promoting Practice- Based Learning in the Higher Education ; Provisions for Business Administration, Engineering and Vocational Teacher Education 2. Practice Based Learning Workshop at Bahçeşehir University 3. Insights and Remarks for a Better Practice Based Learning Framework. WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated Education , Istanbul

3 This presentation summarizes the findings of a practice based learning workshop held at Bahçeşehir University with the participation of four universities from Turkey. The workshop was organized as a requirement of the project titled: Euronet-PBL: Education, Practice & Research, Promoting Practice-Based Learning in the Higher Education, provisions for Business Administration, Engineering and Vocational Teacher Education pbl.net.http://www.euronet- pbl.net WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

4 The project had partner universities and partner enterprises from six countries University of Bremen, ITB: Germany Akershus University College: Norway, Sabancı University: Turkey University of Maribor: Slovenia University of Limerick, EMRC: Ireland Aalborg University : Denmark These partners covered three academic domains vocational teacher education, economics/business administration and engineering studies WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

5 Germany- The Project Coordinator IrelandNorwayTurkeyDenmarkSlovenia Vocational teacher and engineer education engineering studies / CO-OP economics/busin ess administration

6 The reason for launching the Euronet-PBL project is that somewhat similar models have been used parallel to each other without common quality awareness. Consequently, the European discussion of special approaches to problem-, practice- and project-based learning has been limited. Questions raised: What kinds of approaches to practice-based learning are currently used and what is their role in the emerging European Higher Education Area? Can European studies and analyses contribute to common European quality awareness? What is the role of field studies that involve students, companies and university representatives? Can our jointly developed methodologies and evaluation tools bring us into common discussion at the local level and across the participating regions? What kinds of benefits can be seen for different parties involved – students, companies and the universities? Can such benefits be assured with the help of common frameworks, guidelines and supporting tools? WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated Education , Istanbul

7 The basic activities consisted of case studies, stakeholder interviews and evaluation workshops for analyzing the functioning of practice-based learning in the local or European environment. valorisation workshops for validating the findings and examining the transferability of the approaches to wider contexts. WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

8 The workshops was to carry out the following tasks: to validate the analyses of the development of practice-based learning in the respective country and in the respective domain; to discuss domain-specific initiatives for further development of practice-based learning arrangements and related cooperation between universities and enterprises; to draw conclusions for drafting common guidelines as well as country- and domain- specific recommendations. WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

9 The workshops brought together four universities with different practice-based learning models Made it possible to discuss domain-specific initiatives for further development of practice- based learning arrangements and established the roots for cooperation between universities Made it possible to understand the similarities and differences between the programs and draw conclusions for drafting recommendations for a better PBL framework. WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

10 Bahçeşehir University and TOBB ETU University are two foundation universities, employing the CO-OP model of practice based learning, which they designed to satisfy their specific needs and objectives, Dokuz Eylül University, is a state owned university with a problem based learning program totally integrated into its curriculum in a number of Faculties it has. Sabanci University, a foundation university and the project partner, employed a totally innovative practice oriented approach to MBA Education WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

11 TOBB ETU University TOBB ETU University was established in 2003, by the supporting organization, TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Ex­changes of Turkey). TOBB is the biggest NGO in Turkey formed by more than 1,350,000 member companies. The objective of the University is stated as to give students balanced theoretical knowledge and work experience, yet retain the characteristics of a research university. WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

12 CO-OP practice is a degree requirement for all students regardless of their department. The model is based on alternative cycles of in- class academic and in-the-field practical training at sophomore, junior and senior levels. TOBB ETU model is based on paid employment of each student by the employers during their practical terms. The CO-OP program stipulates for a full-time class enrollment and full-time employment that are not mixed together. WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

13 TOBB ETU COOP model is fitted into the current four year programs. The University had already signed COOP protocols with 650 companies and obtained 1450 year-round workplaces as of June 2010 WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

14 Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey, was established in 1982 with three faculties, Art, Medicine and Engineering. At present there are, 11 Faculties Academic Staff & Assistants Around 40 Thousand Students WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

15 Practice and Problem Based Learning (PPBL) in 9 Eylül University dates back to 1997 when the Faculty of Medicine first employed it while totally abandoning its old educational model that prevailed in all other similar medical schools in Turkey. The motivation towards PPBL in the Engineering Faculty was created by a number of factors which are listed below: Rectors Leadership Influences of Faculty of Medicine Recognition of the Biological Fundamentals of Learning Recognition of shortcomings of the classical system Low student attendance to classes Industrial Needs Desire to raise pro-active engineers Adaptation to the Changing Environment (student-centered & constructivist approaches) WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

16 There are Four Main features of PPBL at Dokuz Eylül University: 1. Student (Learner) Centered 2. Team Work experience 3. Integration of knowledge 4. Based on Real Life Problems It is a Modular Based Small Group P&PBL Active Learning Model 1'st Year: 7 Modules Each of 2 Weeks (+Project Oriented Learning) A Module: PBL Sessions+ Lectures … 4 th Year Project Based Learning: 3-4 Modules Each of 4 Weeks Problem Based Learning Building Consisting of 120 Rooms! WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

17 Knowledge creation is achieved in a sequence of three modules an example of which for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department program is given below

18 WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

19 Two goals to achieve: First the University intends to provide its students practical training and work place experience in companies in Turkey and abroad. The university therefore opens its campus globally to international students and companies. WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

20 The second goal is to offer its students Branded Courses. Given by experts from CO-OP business partners under the guidence of Bahçeşehir University academics, Th e courseseducate students in a specific area of interest or industry need. Branded courses are available to the students as electives, and upon the successful completion of the course the student is awarded with a certificate. WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

21 IBM, Service Oriented Architecture Schneider Electric, Energy Efficiency and Savings Alcatel Lucent, Telecommunication Technologies Microsoft, Microsoft C# Laboratory Mercedes Benz, Materials and Distribution Management WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

22 Bahçeşehir University CO-OP model is a flexible and noncompulsory model. the length and timing of the work training is determined according to the desires of the student and the partner institution. the students may fulfill their minimum of 30 days of practical training on weekends or during the summer, or without interruption in 3-6- or 9- month periods at the partner institutions. WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

23 A Truly Practice Driven Approach An innovative model of experiential learning! Practical and action oriented project engagement undertaken by a team of MBA students. Learning while doing pedagogy. Radical example of University- Industry partnering relationship, realized through a real life project WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

24 CAP brings together managers and students to formulate and solve problems with significant importance to companies Teams of students are placed into the companies for a whole academic year for two days a week Successful results and great benefits to both companies and students WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

25 CAP is not a requirement of a course, courses match the requirements of CAP ! Integration of the MBA curriculum is achieved by CAP Process. Within CAP Process Practice Development and Sharing courses and Just-in Time Seminars altogether support learning and project management

26 WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

27

28 Behind both TOBB-ETU and Bahçeşehir University CO-OP programs, there lies a very well organized structure and well run office to manage this large scale organizational project involving large number of students and partners as well as academia. Furthermore, the above mentioned two universities provide evidence that the CO-OP office carries out self assessment surveys for the improvement of the programs. WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

29 In Bahçeşehir University CO-OP education is not compulsory but this does not mean that the students do graduate from the university without going through a practical training program of any sort. In the Engineering Faculty, every student has to fulfill the requirements of a so called Capstone Project, an individual student project which lasts two semesters in the fourth year before graduation and is on a subject with practical implementation aspects as well as theoretical knowledge building or enhancement. WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

30 Dokuz Eylül University PPBL Program is a total revolution to conventional well developed programs but it has features, which makes it very demanding to implement. It demands on the professors to create problems or cases for each subject to be learned, and each case should be unique and utilized only by one of the teams to learn that subject. It needs adequate physical capacity to accommodate teams and patience and creativity from the professors. Sabanci Universitys CAP model is in a way similar to the DEÜ model in the sense that practical work, practice based learning is embedded into many aspects of the MBA program. WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

31 Comparing with DEÜ complex model, the other models of PBL are only complementary to the existing conventional programs. The above statement does not bring the credibility of such programs down. For instance TOBB-ETU COOP model has a special feature because it was designed by giving great consideration to the needs of Business Community and each year, creates graduates, who are well educated and highly aware of the needs of the industry. WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

32 The four universities discussed here all have successful PBL Programs. However this set of Universities is not exhaustive. There are many other universities which employ some degree of practical work as part of their higher education program, depending upon the subject of education. A compulsory Internship requirement to graduate in the engineering education the training requirements in medicine, dentistry and Law education are not counted. WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

33 Further collaboration of Turkish universities for sharing and learning from each others practices can create much benefit to all parties involved. Developing a similar assesment tool which makes use of criteria jointly determined by the participating universities may serve the objectives Bahcesehir University CO-OP Organisation can take the lead. WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated and Education , Istanbul

34 THANK YOU


Download ppt "Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yıldız Arıkan Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Engineering WACE 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated Education."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google