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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Peer Evaluation of Master Programs - Closing the Quality Circle of the CDIO approach?
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Author:Peter Munkebo Hussmann <pmh@llab.dtu.dk> (Technical University of Denmark)
Anita Bisi <anita.bisi@tkk.fi> (Aalto Universtity)
Johan Malmqvist <johan.malmqvist@chalmers.se> (Chalmers University of Technology)
Birgitta Carlsson <birgitta.carlsson@chalmers.se> (Chalmers University of Technology)
Hilde Lysne <hilde.lysne@ntnu.no> (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Anna-Karin Högfeldt <akhog@kth.se> (Royal Institute of Technology)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054671
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054672

This paper describes a Quality Assurance project which is conducted within the Nordic Five Tech (N5T) Alliance, a strategic alliance of the five leading technical universities in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The project is concerned with the development of a quality enhancement tool. The tool is described and its impact on curriculum development quality of teaching and learning within the involved programs is analysed. The paper argues how international peer evaluation contribute to closing the quality circle in the CDIO approach, and assess the value of the approach to contribute to the creation of long-term relationships in educational networks.