Development of CDIO Academy in Russia
Paper in proceedings, 2015
The CDIO approach to modernization of engineering education is becoming more and more popular in Russian HEIs. In the period of 2011-2014, 12 Russian HEIs have joined the CDIO Initiative. The objectives of the CDIO Initiative in educating and training of a new generation of engineers correspond exactly to the tasks of modernization of Russian engineering education.
Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) with assistance of Chalmers University of Technology and other participants of CDIO Initiative have launched the Russian “CDIO Academy” - the joined project aimed at proper preparation of managers and faculty staff at Russian HEIs to implement the CDIO Standards. In frame of the project the professional development programme “Applying CDIO Standards in Engineering Education” was designed and piloted in 2014.
The paper describes the structure, the content, implementation technology and approbation results of the programme “Applying CDIO Standards in Engineering Education”. The focus of the paper is given to the upgrading of the programme based on:
* programme evaluation and feedback of the trainees,
* reviews of the programme teachers on trainees’ performance,
* survey results amongst representatives of the Russian Universities on their challenges and tasks in CDIO implementation.
Faculty development programme