Collaborative Learning in Mechatronics with Globally Distributed Teams
2003 (English)In: International journal of engineering education, ISSN 0949-149X, Vol. 19, no 4, 569-574 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The subject of mechatronics has been taught at the Mechatronics Lab, Royal Institute Of Technology (KTH) since 1984. The educational model is based on the four didactical questions: the questions of identity, legitimacy, selection and communication; and as a result there are strong intentions of communicating the subject of mechatronics in an interactive fashion, with an exemplifying selection. Due to the emerging issue of globalisation an attempt has been made to internationalise the education in mechatronics, and this article aims at investigating the possibilities of expanding the questions of selection and communication to also enrol the added aspects of international collaborative learning in mechatronics. Among the conclusions are, besides enhanced motivation for the students, signs of improved disciplinary learning, improved communicational skills and an education which better prepares students for future careers and work in a global area.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 19, no 4, 569-574 p.
Information dissemination, Students, Teaching
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-8953ISI: 000185821900012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-8953DiVA: diva2:14457
QC 201006092005-12-212005-12-212010-09-03Bibliographically approved