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The Euronet-PBL Project: Overview of the Work Plan Pekka Kämäräinen University of Bremen, ITB, Presented at the 1st International Meeting of the Euronet-PBL.

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1 The Euronet-PBL Project: Overview of the Work Plan Pekka Kämäräinen University of Bremen, ITB, Presented at the 1st International Meeting of the Euronet-PBL Project, Bremen,

2 Contents Introduction: Outline of the Euronet-PBL project WP 1: Coordination and management WP 2: Background analyses (univ. & ent. partners) WP 3: Evaluation of PBL models (univ. & ent. partners) WP 4: Comparative analyses & common framework WP 5: Joint toolbox (pedagogic tools; R&D tools) WP 6: Valorisation of PBL models (associate partners) WP 7: Dissemination of the framework & other results WP 8: Development & networking of web resources WP 9: Monitoring and project evaluation The role of the international meetings Time Frame Discussion

3 Introduction: Outline of the Euronet-PBL project Erasmus Multilateral project under the priority ” Co- operation between Universities and Enterprises” 6 University partners, technical support and evaluator 6 Enterprise partners (with a contract) 14 Associate partners (without a contract) Expected results: Background analyses, Evaluation of PBL models, Comparative analyses, Common framework, Common toolbox, Roadmap for further development Joint web platform and networked web resources Support and feedback from the accompanying evaluation

4 WP 1: Coordination and management Contracts: grant agreement & partner contracts International meetings: internal agreements E-Communication (Skype, Flashmeetings) Web platform (Group blogs, Internal areas) Completion of the work packages; Production of the deliverables Interim report Final report  Time frame: Month 1 – 24

5 WP 2: Background analyses (university and enterprise partners) Analyses of student projects (4 cases pro country) Interviews with enterprise partners Analyses of process cycles and key features Development of joint criteria (main criteria, sub criteria) for the evaluation of current PBL models Development of a joint evaluation tool  Time frame: Month 2 - 6

6 WP 3: Evaluation of PBL models (u & e partners) Six evaluation workshops (Based on questionnaire) Workshop consists of three phases:  the self-assessment of the university representatives and enterprise representatives (their own view on the functioning of the PBL activities they are implementing);  the contrastive analysis by Euronet-PBL research partners (who are not immediately responsible of implementing the PBL activities) and  integrative processing of the results of the evaluation workshops in the six participating countries Identification of relative strengths and weaknesses  Time frame: Month

7 WP 4: Comparative analyses and the common framework Comparative interpretation of the evaluation results Reflection on the results with the help of visualisations Use of results and conclusions as a basis for a common European framework:  Common core principles  Domain-specific guidelines for developing the quality of PBL arrangements.  Time frame: Month (- 21)

8 WP 5: Joint toolbox (pedagogic tools and R&D tools) Development of a web-based resource environment for joint tools (toolbox) Pedagogic tools: Facilitation of learning in different PBL arrangements R&D tools: Tools for students’ inquiries and projects in the context of PBL arrangements Analysis of the usability, transferability and connectivity of the tools Agreements on joint tools (spcific status in the project)  Time frame: Month (- 21)

9 WP 6: Valorisation of PBL models (associate partners) Validation of the PBL framework and of the toolbox with a wider set of partners Valorisation plan 6 Valorisation events with specific workshops that provide feedback on the framework and on the toolbox Valorisation reports Enrichment of the framework Enrichment of the toolbox  Time frame: Month 18 – 21

10 WP 7: Dissemination of the framework & other results Dissemination of the framework  European policies, European stakeholders Dissemination of domain-specific PBL approaches  Domain-specific stakeholders, partner regions Dissemination of tools and findings  Regional partner enterprises, twinning institutes  Time frame: Month 5 – 24

11 WP 8: Development and networking of web resources Joint web resources (platform, specific resource areas, communication facilities) Use of web as support for project (coordination, work packages, dissemination) Use of web as means of networking (partners’ web resources; external web resources)  Time frame: Month 1 – 24

12 WP 9: Monitoring and project evaluation Development of an accompanying evaluation concept that supports the project Combination of self-eluation and contrastive evaluation Briefing of the project during the work of the project Evaluation tools & reports  Self-evaluation tools (partnerships)  First evaluation report (interim)  Second evaluation report (final)  Time frame: Month 1 – 24

13 The role of the international meetings 1st meeting (Bremen): Project start 2nd meeting (Istanbul): Results of the background analyses; Preparation of the evaluation workshops 3rd meeting (Maribor): Development of the joint framework; Preparation of the toolbox 4th meeting (Limerick): Valorisation activities 5th meeting (Oslo/Lilleström): Conclusions and dissemination activities

14 Time frame WP 1: Coordination and management Month WP 2: Background analyses Month WP 3: Evaluation of PBL models Month WP 4: Comparative analyses & frameworkMonth WP 5: Joint toolboxMonth WP 6: Valorisation of PBL modelsMonth WP 7: Dissemination Month WP 8: Development of web resourcesMonth WP 9: Monitoring and project evaluationMonth

15 Discussion  Work packages 1 – 5:  Coordination,  Background analyses,  Evaluation of PBL models,  Comparisons & Framework,  The joint toolbox  Specific activities (WP6 - WP9):  Monitoring & Project Evaluation,  Web resources and Web-support,  Valorisation of the PBL models with associate partners,  Dissemination of the joint framework and of specific results

16 The Euronet-PBL Project is funded by Erasmus/ Multilateral projects


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