Expectations are high with respect to interdisciplinary student teams engaged in helping to solve real world problems. Complex problem solving is combined with the development of professional skills such as learning to work with other specialists. Case studies from the University of Twente and other international examples show that optimal design of such courses is not straightforward. At the same time we can learn from best practises. Examples will include border crossing between different engineering disciplines but also examples with engineering and medicine as well as social sciences involvement.
Jan van der Veen is an associate professor specialised in science and engineering education. He initiated the Dutch 4TU Center for Engineering Education. R&D projects on the development of frontier science and engineering modules for secondary schools including quantum physics, lab-on-a-chip and water management. A national 2019 Comenius Leadership grant was awarded for the further improvement of interdiscplinary project work in four bachelor programs at the University of Twente.
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Zentraleinrichtung Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung und Kooperation
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