Project Management of Global Project-based Learning Course for Innovation and Sustainable Development

Masahiro Inoue, Sayoko Oda, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Kazunori Mano, Atsuko K. Yamazaki, Anak Khantachawana, Maria Anityasari

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Abstract

Since 2013, we have been implementing a global project-based learning (PBL) course of our own design. The global PBL course is an engineering education project for fostering innovation and global-mindedness among engineers and scientists. The course is multidisciplinary and multinational, involving industry-academia collaboration in project-focused learning. Project themes are related to sustainable development goals and real-world industry problems. Global PBL programs include two project types: faculty projects and student projects. To implement the global PBL program, the faculty must perform certain project activities such as designing an educational program to improve the international learning environment while implementing, controlling, and continuously improving educational activities. Project deliverables and activities are organized as a work breakdown structure (WBS) prior to the commencement of the project. This process involves defining faculty member roles, preparing a schedule for the preparation phase, and implementing the global PBL program. The faculty plans, executes, monitors, and controls the project. At the end of each year's global PBL course, the Keep-Problem-Try (KPT) method is used to implement continuous improvement of the course. At the end of the course, the faculty describes the KPTs in line with the WBS items. The KPTs are then collected and shared among the faculty, leading to continuous improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IFEES World Engineering Education Forum - Global Engineering Deans Council, WEEF-GEDC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728197562
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 16
Event2020 IFEES World Engineering Education Forum - Global Engineering Deans Council, WEEF-GEDC 2020 - Virtual, Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2020 Nov 162020 Nov 19

Publication series

Name2020 IFEES World Engineering Education Forum - Global Engineering Deans Council, WEEF-GEDC 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IFEES World Engineering Education Forum - Global Engineering Deans Council, WEEF-GEDC 2020
CountrySouth Africa
CityVirtual, Cape Town
Period20/11/1620/11/19

Keywords

  • Global
  • Innovation
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Project Management
  • Project-based Learning
  • SDGs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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