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ERIC Number: EJ828312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
PUKHA: A New Pedagogical Experience
De Magalhaes, A. Barbedo; Estima, M.; Almada-Lobo, B.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v32 n6 p711-719 Dec 2007
Society needs responsible leaders and entrepreneurs. CDIO (conceive, design, implement and operate) is a framework for engineering education based on outcomes, more than on contents, that has been adopted by a growing number of engineering educational institutions for producing the next generation of engineering leaders. In order to support engineering students to become entrepreneurs and to bear other concerns than merely technical on today's rapid changing world, the authors believe the CDIO syllabus needs to be improved, and therefore propose a prerequisite to a useful CDIO perspective: IdEF, standing for Identify, Evaluate and Formulate real problems and needs. Based on this concept, this paper describes a new pedagogical project framework (PUKHA--to project, to undertake, to know how to achieve). Within PUKHA projects, more than 300 students have trained and checked their will, risk, responsibility, communication, leadership and entrepreneurship over the last three years. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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