Curriculum development for clean technology

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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Curriculum development for clean technology
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Author:Silja Kostia <silja.kostia@lamk.fi> (Lahti University of Applied Sciences)
Lassi Hurskainen <lassi.hurskainen@lamk.fi> (Lahti University of Applied Sciences)
Irma Mäkelä <irma.makela@lamk.fi> (Lahti University of Applied Sciences)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054595
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054596

The need for clean technology means that new knowledge and skills have to be integrated into curriculum of next generation engineers. We present here a project aiming at curriculum development for clean technology. In this paper the focus is in discussion how CDIO standards can be utilized both in pedagogic and curriculum level. The CDIO framework provides an opportunity to emphasize environmental issues by using active learning methods, providing clean technology- focused design – build experiences and define clean technology knowledge and skills as one of the learning outcomes.