ADD_ON_SKILLS AS AN EXAMPLE OF MODERN INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSE INCREASING SKILLS OF ENGINEERS
1 Bialystok University of Technology (POLAND)
2 Vilnius College of Technologies and Design (LITHUANIA)
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Conference name: 17th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2023
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Advanced Digital Design course ON modern buildings developing SKILLS for young engineers (ADD_ON_SKILLS) Erasmus + (2020-1-PL01-KA226-HE-095244) project started in 2021. It responds to an increasing need for taking up new challenges in digital and remote times, that set the bar high for teachers and trainers in technical universities. Results of analysis of our previous VIPSKILLS Erasmus+ project, showed inability to conduct comprehensive analysis during typical university programs, taking into account different aspects and technical solutions to create the best energy-effective and ecology-friendly solution, especially in international context. Moreover, changing in expectations to graduates of technical faculties are connected with quick-changes in the construction and global energy sector, especially nowadays in respect to firstly pandemic secondly war in Ukraine.
ADD_ON_SKILLS course combines virtual and on-site classes to build new students’ skills, raising from own team work under the teacher supervision and advice. In our aim teachers not only are entrusted with the role of controlling learning but also that of facilitating the interaction of knowledge, managing relationships, developing practical hard and soft skills.
The first summer cource took place in Poland in July 2022, thanks to a joint work of several teachers from 5 European Universities located in Italy, Spain, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland, who delivered innovative materials, including e-labs, and gave classes as well. The course was divided into topical sessions concentrated on problems from different areas of a modern, smart building: starting from sustainable architecture, through modern design technologies to internet of things applications. Classes were supported by additional materials for self-learning and e-books.
This paper shows benefits to students, teachers and universities going from the project.
Keywords: Summer school, blended mobility, skills, graduates, technical universities.