DESIGN OF THE CURRICULUM FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION OF ENGINEERING EDUCATORS AT TALLINN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

TitleDESIGN OF THE CURRICULUM FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION OF ENGINEERING EDUCATORS AT TALLINN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsKipper, H, Rüütmann, T
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume23
Start Page87-96
Date PublishedJuly/2010
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 917709
Keywordscontinuing education, curriculum design, engineering education
Abstract

Curriculum development for continuing education of engineering educators has been of essential importance in Estonian Centre for Engineering Pedagogy. The curriculum has been completed in 2010. The newly designed curriculum makes scientifically-founded and practice-oriented teacher training possible. A three-staged methodology in curriculum design has been used. The proposed methodology for the course design starts with decisions on overall goals, learning objectives and intended learning outcomes. The design followed the model: Establish Qualification Profile, Establish Admission Quality, Define Course Content, Establish the Curriculum at Macro Level, Establish the Curriculum at Micro Level, Integrate the Curriculum within the University System, the syllabus and the model is described more closely in the article. Eight possible specializations have been proposed. As the required entrance qualification of the candidate is Master degree in engineering, it is assumed that the candidate has acquired a complete knowledge in engineering speciality on high level afore. The curriculum is based on IGIP (International Society for Engineering Education) Recommendations for Studies in Engineering Pedagogy Science and described in detail, being the only and the very first one in Estonia providing continuing education in Engineering Pedagogy for engineers. The first students will be admitted to the pilot study programme in 2011.

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