Designing the Module "Methods for Activating Engineering Creativity" on Basis of Competence Approach

Author(s): Victoria Zaripova, Irina Petrova, Yuliya Lezhnina

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Computer Science
Continued as Recent Advances in Computer Science and Communications

Volume 9 , Issue 2 , 2016


Background: One of the main distinguishing features of the new generation of the Russian Federal State Educational Standard (RFSES) is competency approach to educational quality evaluation, as described in various patents. The trend consists in giving more and more freedom to universities in the curricula design. But regional universities met this improvement with caution, because they have no experience in the development of competitive curricula without the support of clearly defined state standards with limitation of educational content. In view of rapid development of technologies, this issue becomes especially critical for engineering degrees.

Methods: Authors explored two widely known international approaches to syllabi design. They are Worldwide CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate) Initiative and TUNING Educational Structures in Europe. Two target groups (Employers and Academic staff) were involved to make a decision about list of competencies of RU engineering graduates and the comparative analysis.

Results: An example of designing a training course, in which competences are formed on the basis of scientific and innovative-practical components, and help to increase the capacity and quality of knowledge acquired by students, is presented.

Conclusion: A comparison of the target groups decisions and ranks has shown the need to change the teaching staff ideology to build the innovative student-centered educational environment. The aim of such environment is to generate and implement ideas and to commercialize results. In case of success it will grow achieving -focused leaders with skills of team-buildling, project management, innovative SME development. That is exactly the competences which are so lacking today's students on the basis of the survey.

Keywords: Educational program, CDIO Initiative, TUNING educational structure, system of conceptual design, energyinformational method of circuits, competency.

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Year: 2016
Published on: 24 July, 2016
Page: [160 - 165]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/2213275908666150901183101
Price: $58

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