Excellence in education requires excellence in collaboration: learning modules in circular economy as platforms for transdisciplinary learning
University College Cork
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.
Circular economy , Sustainability , Engineering education , Engineering curricula
Sandström, N., Nevgi, A. and Betten, T. (2021) ‘Excellence in education requires excellence in collaboration: learning modules in circular economy as platforms for transdisciplinary learning’, EESD2021: Proceedings of the 10th Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Conference, 'Building Flourishing Communities', University College Cork, Ireland, 14-16 June.