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Publikācija: A Project-Based Approach to the Handling Design Education Programme

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in conference proceedings indexed in SCOPUS or WOS database
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Title in original language A Project-Based Approach to the Handling Design Education Programme
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.5 Materials engineering
Authors Silvija Kukle
Gunta Zommere
Keywords Design problems, project-led design studies, student-centered learning
Abstract Competency as ability to use combinations of creativity, knowledge, skills and judgement to solve non-standard problems is crucial to meet demands placed upon designer in practice. During four year design bachelor studies students have to acquire knowledge and skills how to work quickly into a new subject, active use their knowledge to analyze complex problems and to synthesize solutions of design problem. As a ten year experience in Riga Technical University shows – it is important to integrate in program together through series of course works and projects three different blocks: artistic, construction/pattern designing and technological with a strong marketing approach. Introduction of project-led education is quit complicate because the completely new activities of students and staff are needed. A range of activities has to be carried out before student-centered learning starts, such as: 1) to convince academic and administration staff that it is worth taking the trouble to reorganize the degree program; 2) to establish infrastructure locations for project work equipped with the corresponding hardware, all purpose and specialized CAD software, modelling facilities, Internet connections, discussion facilities; 3) to revise lecture courses, tasks, manuals; to supply project workshops with standards, literature; to develop specialized data basis in material and digital form; 3) to integrate two or more course contents into base of one complex project; 4) to develop required competencies of teaching staff and tutors to run projects; 5) to reorganize learning, teaching and assessment system. In this paper author will reflects some expertise, which has been acquired by a group of teaching staff and design students at the Riga Technical University.
Reference Kukle, S., Zommere, G. A Project-Based Approach to the Handling Design Education Programme. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Seminar on the Quality Management in Higher Education, Romania, Tulcea, 12-14 June, 2008. Iasi: Technical University of Iasi, 2008, pp.119-124. ISBN 9789737304964.
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