EPICES - European Platform for Innovation and Collaboration between Engineer Students - is a new European Project (Strategic Partnership) under the ERASMUS + Programme, started on September 1st 2014.
EPICES partners are : ISMEP-Supméca (France, project coordinator), Aalto University (Finland), KU Leuven (Belgium), Riga Technical University (Latvia), Politecnico di Torino (Italy), Universita di Napoli Federico II (Italy), Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain) and SEFI.
The purpose of EPICES is to develop a European collaboration on at-a-distance project-based learning framework and method, based on already existing and still developing technical platforms, i.e. collaborative and engineering tools. A special focus will be made on teachers’ role and students’ coaching, from the analysis of what a coach should be in project based learning to training packages for teachers and development of assessment methods. This focus is a key issue to be discussed in order to develop project based learning for engineer students, especially in international and/or industrial context, which requires strong and effective collaboration of all actors to success and innovate within the project based learning framework.
This workshop will present and discuss EPICES and especially the first results, especially on the two first intellectual outputs : O1 (Model of facilitator roles and skills in project-based learning in European engineering education) and O2 (Initiation of training packages for developing effective facilitation skills for teachers involved in project-based learning in European engineering education).
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