Excellence in education requires excellence in collaboration: learning modules in circular economy as platforms for transdisciplinary learning

Niclas Sandström, Anne Nevgi, Thomas Betten, Ruud Balkenende, Pamela Danese, Roberta Graf, Kaisa Grönman, Jani Holopainen, Stig Irving Olsen

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Circular economy (CE) is drawing attention in the fields of sustainable science and engineering. The aim of the paper is to describe how a consortium of 6 European universities or research institutes (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology, Finland; Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands; Fraunhofer, Germany; Technical University of Denmark; Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy; University of Helsinki, Finland) that build new co-created learning modules in CE based on modern collaborative pedagogical approaches that include flipped learning (Bergman & Sams, 2012). In the modules a feed-forward toolkit for student engagement and participation was applied. The paper also discusses student and teacher experiences and perceived benefits of using the pedagogical engagement approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Conference (EESD2021) : 'Building Flourishing Communities'
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationCork, Ireland
PublisherUniversity College Cork
Publication dateJun 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventEngineering Education on for Sustainable Development Conference: Building Flourishing Communities - Cork, Ireland
Duration: 14 Jun 202116 Jun 2021
Conference number: 10

Publication series

PublisherUniversity College Cork
ISSN (Electronic)2737-7741

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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