Presentation on theme: "Experts in Teams at Faculty of Engineering, SDU"— Presentation transcript:
1 Experts in Teams at Faculty of Engineering, SDU Søren JensenAssistant professor
2 The DSMI education model Experts in Teams focus on:Interdiciplinary collaborationInnovation and entrepreneurship
3 Aim with Experts in Teams Cross cultural collaborationInnovation and entrepreneurshipEngineering skillsBasic skills
4 Experts in Teams You can choose among a number of Theme Islands Experts in Teams will focus on Collaboration, Entrepreneurship and innovationOther courses (20 ECTS )Experts in Teams (10 ECTS)Business plan on a product idea developed by you and your TeamReport on collaborative learningReport on technical development, subgroup 1Report on technical development, subgroup 1Report on technical development, subgroup 1
5 Organisation Island no 3/Theme Island supervisor 30 students in 5 – 6 TeamsIsland no 1/ThemeIsland supervisor30 students in 5 – 6 TeamsIsland no 2/ThemeIsland supervisor30 students in 5 – 6 TeamsIsland no N/ThemeIsland supervisor30 students in 5 – 6 TeamsAutumn 2009: approx 200 studentsAutumn 2010: expected 250 students
6 Island Organisation Teams: 5 - 6 teams on each Island Team 1 (5-7 students)1 Island supervisor2-3 Technical supervisorsTeams:5 - 6 teams on each Island2 – 3 lines of study in each teamMin. 2 students from the same line of studySupervisors:1 Island supervisor (primarily collaboration and business plan)1 technical supervisor per each study line represented in the teamthe technical supervisors are not linked to the Island, but to theline of study
7 Learning activities through the semester LecturesRecommended reading/ToolsProject supervisionStudent-to-student teaching
8 Island Themes The Healthy Life The energy efficient house Environmental productsOdense Let’s Play3rd world productsMekatronicsLearning and livingFormula student
9 Project examples Clay bricks with seashells incorporated Biofuel terasse heaterSolar cell covered roof tileEdutainment roboticsBuilding a flying robot
10 Pedagogic approach Problembased learning And the students create the problems them selfs !We give them a number of tools to work with. A.o.CollaborameterBelbin profileTeam rules and collaboration contract (subjects to consider)Island presentation dayMeeting an external expertStudent-to-student teaching
11 Supervision by both technical and Business/collaboration supervisor Deliverables:A portfolioA coherent report on collaboration/business and technicals
12 CollaborameterAim: to have the students evaluate their collaboration during the semester1. Goal (aims and direction for the team work) 2. Results 3. Management (team coordination and management of the teamwork) 4. Collaboration (social aspects) 5. Learning Culture (the team's ability to evaluate themselves)
13 Collaboration contract Aim: to have the students set up common goals and rules for the collaborationCollaboration contractWhen drafting a collaboration contract within your team consider as a minimum the following questions:1. Who should be included in the collaboration contract2. Set up a number of team rules3. Team coordinator/contact person4. Agree on a work plan5. How often will you reconsider the work plan and milestones6. How do you make sure that the learning environment you create suit all team members7. What if a team member do not perform according to our agreements
14 Student-to-student teaching activities. Aim: to have the students exercise knowledge transferIn each Team it is required that each subgroup of students from the same study program conduct a teaching session, within their area of expertise, for the rest of the Team. The session should be documented as follows: a small report (1-2 pages) with the following items are prepared and signed by the audience part of the Team: Topic of the session. Evaluation of the session, both relevance of the topic in relation to the Business idea and planning and implementation of the session. The material used in the session is enclosed. Each teaching session should bring the rest of your Team up-to-level on a subject where you are expert. The topic of the session should be relevant to the business idea your Team is working on.
15 Island presentation day Aim: To have the students read critically and understand another teams business planName of the Business plan/TeamName of the opponent team.What are the Unique selling points of the product ?What is the market potential – do they know their customers and competitors ? Is it realistic that they can reach those customers ?Is their business model reasonable ?Team/organization. Do they have the competencies it takes to implement the business planBudget/financing. Is there correlation between the business plan – work plan – budget ?Work plan. Does the work plan seem realistic ? Are there a number of well defined milestones ?Where do you see the three main barriers for this project becoming a success ?
16 Learning objectives Business planning Collaboration Technical skills Aim is to prepare them even better for their future work in a company.
17 Thanks to all my colleagues 6 Island supervisorsApprox 20 Technical supervisorsAdministrativ staff