A Framework for Developing Educational Industry 4.0 Activities and Study Materials

Lasse Christiansen, Tommy Edvardsen Hvidsten, Jesper Hemdrup Kristensen, Jonas Gebhardt, Kashif Mahmood, Tauno Otto, Astrid Heidemann Lassen, Thomas Ditlev Brunø, Casper Schou, Esben Skov Laursen

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The advent of Industry 4.0 is changing the role of human labour towards a more supportive function in the production system, requiring new digital-, technical-, interdisciplinary-, collaborative- and communicative competencies. Educational institutions must also develop new teaching activities and materials to address such emerging needs. It is challenging for educators to create new teaching activities and material due to the yet ill-defined nature of new needs. There is, therefore, a need to support educators handling the complexity and uncertainty of Industry 4.0, developing new teaching activities and material for the employees of the future. This paper presents an Educational Framework to support educators in developing new teaching activities and study material for Industry 4.0. The model distinguishes itself from other educational design models by combining an iterative approach toward problem-solving, with the concept of authentic task design, as the core elements. Hence, the model represents a flexible approach which ensures authenticity and relevance.
TidsskriftEducation Sciences
StatusAccepteret/In press - 2022