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 Brunoe, 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. This challenges educational institutions to develop new teaching activities and materials to address ever emerging needs. To address this, 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. Based on 14 pilot cases, it is concluded that educational framework have increased the educational activities in the areas in focus.

Original languageEnglish
Article number659
JournalEducation Sciences
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022

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  • capabilities
  • educational design
  • Labour 4.0
  • process model
  • teaching


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