Transdisciplinary methodology

for Integrated Design in higher education

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The goal of High5 project is to create a new methodology - Integrated Design that is based on already existing methods and approaches. Integrated Design combines valuable areas such as problem solving methodologies (Design Thinking and Problem Based Learning), sustainable development, circular economy, innovation thinking and entrepreneurial skills. Integrated Design is an answer to complexity of the world and projects undertaken at universities, in companies and various institutions. It has also its roots in the requirements of the European labour market where people have to be able to analyse a situation, define a correct problem, provide suitable solution and be aware of all consequences of implementation of the chosen solution. This wide perspective is covered by Integrated Design.

High5 project

in numbers:

5

partners from UE

2

International Summer Schools (in Portugal and in Greece)

3

International Teachers Trainings (in DT & entrepreneurial skills, Sustainable Development, Gamification)

5

Creative Boost Events in Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, Estonia, Portugal

4

teachers trainings in Integrated Design

3

Transnational Project Meetings

1

Final Conference

Comming

events:

International Summer School in Aveiro (Portugal)

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Project

consortium

Lodz University of Technology (TUL), DT4U team
project coordinator

DT4U group (www.dt4u.p.lodz.pl) has existed at Lodz University of Technology since 2013. In 2013 the first creative workspace (DT4U - Design Thinking Workspace) was created at TUL Department of Mechanical Engineering. From that time, similar workspaces have been opened at all TUL’s faculties. DT4U group consists of academics and PhD candidates that work at 3 different faculties. All group members have significant experience in Design Thinking methodology and Problem Based Learning. Thanks to the previous projects, DT4U members gained valuable skills and competences in DT (they attended "DT Masterclass for Tutors") and European project management. DT4U members are specialists in DT and PBL methods thanks to numerous workshops and internships. DT4U team continuously raises qualifications in innovative teaching methods during students' project, workshops, trainings, educational project realizations and conferences. Currently, the team is involved in EduBUP Project Change (educational project coordinated by Baltic University Programme) and in local programme for TUL’s academic teachers (DT4U leads workshops in Design Thinking in higher education for academic teachers).
DT4U - Design Thinking Workspace on Facebook.

University of Aveiro (UAVR)
partner

The University of Aveiro (UAVR) is a young university, founded in 1973, with over 15000 full-time students, graduate and postgraduate. The UAVR has a strong research profile, a unique model of governance (16 Departments, 4 Polytechnic Schools and various training centres), acting as a regional network for education and training promoting strong links with the surrounding community and was a pioneer in launching degrees in new subject areas. The Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism (DEGEIT) at the UAVR detain many facilities to develop and integrate in their academic plan studies several courses and graduations (1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles) under the background of the topics of the present project -design thinking, sustainable development, circular economy, innovation thinking and entrepreneurial skills - and supports an industrial and very dynamic business environment that characterizes the surrounding region of Aveiro. For other side, the DEGEIT-UAVR have a Research Unit in Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies (GOVCOPP) to support and to host the research projects, have been developing several academic and research actions and research projects by the DEGEIT-UAVR professors and researchers, as well as produced materials and research works published in reports, papers, working papers, articles in international scientific journals and in the proceedings of national and international conferences; and the organization of workshops, seminars and conferences.

State University (ULSIT)
partner

ULSIT team teaches as it preaches. Learning by doing is its main goal. The team provokes students and develops their knowledge and skills combining the competence-based learning with flipped and nugget education and different innovative learning approaches. Gamification is part of them some of the courses. The students' tasks are real projects.
The ULSIT team members are part of different International projects. Some of our educational projects mostly under the Erasmus+ programme are:

  • IoT security nuggets (nugget education) 2018-1-BG01-KA202-047919;
  • Information Literacy a Game-based Learning Approach for Avoiding Fake Content 2017-1-BG01-KA203-036383;
  • Design thinking for digital innovation, 2016-1-BG01-KA203-023719;
  • Empowering Literacy in Adolescents through Creative Engagement with Comics (Comics and storytelling)2016-1-BG01-KA201-023657;
  • Action Project for Innovation (fostering the collaboration between business and universities ) 2014-1-BG01-KA203-001561;
  • EQF-based professional ICT training for Russia and Kazakhstan (combination of competence-based learning and elearning) 543808-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-BE-TEMPUS-JPHES.
University of Thessaly (UTH), CTLL team
partner

University of Thessaly has a unique lab - Creative Technologies Learning Lab (https://ctll.e-ce.uth.gr/). The Creative Technologies Learning Lab focuses on integrating emerging digital technologies and pedagogies towards enriching learning experiences for diverse groups. The lab deploys technologies that include serious games, simulations, learning platforms, communities, and more towards more effectively addressing learning objectives in formal or informal learning settings. These technologies support innovative learning design based on active, experiential, explorative, collaborative, peer, and other models. The proposed solutions address the differing needs of user groups ranging from pre school and primary to secondary, higher, vocational, and professional education.

Tallinn University (TLU)
partner

Tallinn University is the largest university of humanities in Tallinn and the third largest public university in Estonia. Tallinn University’s predecessor was founded in 1919 and the present form was established in 2005 when a number of academic institutes were consolidated into a single institution. The university has around 7000 students (with 13% of them international), around 500 academics, 6 schools, 2 colleges and 9 academic unit centres.
Institute of Ecology (IoE), established in 1992, is a research institute under the School of Natural Science and Health. In addition to being the leading R&D institution in studying water-related ecosystems IoE actively contributes to higher education, environmental education and sustainability.
Centre for Educational Technology (CET), established in 1998, is a department within TU’s School of Digital Technologies, being the leading R&D institution in the field of digital innovation and education in the Baltic countries.
For interdisciplinary cooperation between different schools and institutes Research Group for Sustainability, Environmental Education and Communication Skills (SEEMIK), is formed.
CET and IoE have been actively participating and also leading numerous international projects in FP6, FP7, H2020, Erasmus+, Interreg, BONUS, EU LIFE and others. This has provided TU with extensive experience on sustainability education and on the design of educational applications (specifically of serious games) and implementing it in all levels of education.

Euroacademy (EA)
partner till July 2020

High5, let's share knowledge and experience something new!

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Project

Core Team

Anna Laska-Leśniewicz

DT4U
Lodz University of Technology
Poland

Aleksandra Jastrzębska

DT4U
Lodz University of Technology
Poland

Krzysztof Jastrzębski

DT4U
Lodz University of Technology
Poland

Katarzyna Znajdek

DT4U
Lodz University of Technology
Poland

Elisabeth Pereira

University of Aveiro
Portugal

João Bento

University of Aveiro
Portugal

Helena Fernandes

University of Aveiro
Portugal

Eugenia Kovatcheva

ULSIT
Bulgaria

Milena Koleva

ULSIT
Bulgaria

Olivier Heidmann

UTH
Greece

Hariklia Tsalapatas

UTH
Greece

Jaanus Terasmaa

TLU
Estonia

Liisa Puusepp

TLU
Estonia

Triinu Jesmin

TLU
Estonia

Tatjana Polajeva

EA
Estonia

Project

Support

Vasil Zagorov

ULSIT
Bulgaria

Hristo Tsolov

ULSIT
Bulgaria

Marina Encheva

ULSIT
Bulgaria

Plamena Zlatkova

ULSIT
Bulgaria

Costas Katsimedes

UTH
Greece

Maris Morel

TLU
Estonia

Dissemination

materials

Intellectual

Outputs

  • O1: Teacher's Materials for Integrated Design
  • O2: Integrated Design on-line course for teachers
  • O3: Student’s Materials for Integrated Design
  • O4: Evaluation Method for Integrated Design Team Project
  • O5: Integrated Design Team Project course programme
  • O6: Handbook - good practices in Integrated Design

contact to us

Lodz University of Technology
DT4U - Design Thinking Workspace
Institute of Materials Science and Engineering
Building A18
Poland
90-924 Lodz,
1/15 Stefanowskiego Str.
project mail: high5.erasmus@gmail.com