International Student Projects - How to make it happen

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Abstract

The students we educate today are going to work in a globalized world: Even if located in one country, often work is done in diverse teams that spans ackground, cultures and geographical borders. An important way to prepare our students for this globalized workplace is to have students working exactly
this way, making projects with students from other countries and with other backgrounds. However, this is easier said than done, even if good intentions are present: Different traditions on project work and collaborations, different formal and informal requirements, timing, accreditation and simply managing
these complexities. In this paper, we present an approach to overcome these challenges in a setting of mixing physical and virtual collaboration, along with the evaluations received from students, teachers and industrial partners. We discuss the challenges we have identified, and how these can be overcome. The
paper is inspired by experiences from the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership EPIC (Improving Employability Through Internationalization and Collaboration), which is a flexible framework for collaborative student projects. It targets university teachers and supervisors and other staff working with internationalisation
such as program responsible and international coordinators. Conclusively, the value of student collaborations across cultural and academic differences involving both partners from industry and academia is demonstrated. Challenges associated with the proposed approach of EPIC are outlined and a proposal for refining the concept to overcome said challenges is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationETALEE 2018 : "Exploring Teaching for Active Learning in Engineering Education"
Number of pages10
PublisherIngeniørUddannelsernes Pædagogiske Netværk, IUPN
Publication date2018
Pages17-26
ISBN (Print)978-87-998898-2-2
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventExploring Teaching for Active Learning in Engineering Education
- Navitas, Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 29 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

Conference

ConferenceExploring Teaching for Active Learning in Engineering Education
LocationNavitas
CountryDenmark
CityAarhus
Period29/11/201830/11/2018

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Pedersen, J. M., & Jensen, J. V. (2018). International Student Projects - How to make it happen. In ETALEE 2018: "Exploring Teaching for Active Learning in Engineering Education" (pp. 17-26). IngeniørUddannelsernes Pædagogiske Netværk, IUPN.
Pedersen, Jens Myrup ; Jensen, Jacob Vejlin. / International Student Projects - How to make it happen. ETALEE 2018: "Exploring Teaching for Active Learning in Engineering Education". IngeniørUddannelsernes Pædagogiske Netværk, IUPN, 2018. pp. 17-26
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International Student Projects - How to make it happen. / Pedersen, Jens Myrup; Jensen, Jacob Vejlin.

ETALEE 2018: "Exploring Teaching for Active Learning in Engineering Education". IngeniørUddannelsernes Pædagogiske Netværk, IUPN, 2018. p. 17-26.

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