Integrating Sustainability in Academic CDIO Subjects: a Review after Three Years of Experience

Uruburu Colsa, Ángel and Moreno Romero, Ana María and Carrasco Gallego, Ruth and Borge García, Rafael and Lumbreras Martín, Julio and Miñano Rubio, Rafael (2018). Integrating Sustainability in Academic CDIO Subjects: a Review after Three Years of Experience. In: "The 14th International CDIO Conference", June 28 - July 2, 2018, Kanazawa - Japan. ISBN 978-4-906122-53-0. pp. 238-249.

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Title: Integrating Sustainability in Academic CDIO Subjects: a Review after Three Years of Experience
Author/s:
  • Uruburu Colsa, Ángel
  • Moreno Romero, Ana María
  • Carrasco Gallego, Ruth
  • Borge García, Rafael
  • Lumbreras Martín, Julio
  • Miñano Rubio, Rafael
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: The 14th International CDIO Conference
Event Dates: June 28 - July 2, 2018
Event Location: Kanazawa - Japan
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 14th International CDIO Conference
Date: 2018
ISBN: 978-4-906122-53-0
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Sustainability; Social Responsibility; Professional Responsibility; Ethics; Project-based courses; Standards 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

We present in this study the results and reflections about the implementation of a specific teaching-learning methodology that has been designed to incorporate sustainability aspects in "INGENIA" projects. These 12 ECTS-compulsory subjects are taught following the CDIO standards, according to which the students must develop a somehow innovative product or service from the conception and design to the implementation and operation. After three academic periods, the study discusses how our strategy has been quite satisfactory for students to strengthen their competences related to sustainability. Results firstly show that the students value positively the experience, having gained a greater awareness on sustainability issues and expanded its vision on the complexity of engineering activity. Secondly, from the point of view of the instructors, the designed methodology successfully meets the objectives previously defined. Thirdly, some difficulties encountered during the action-research period have led to the implementation to some modifications in the methodology, mainly oriented to a better adaptation to very different and heterogeneous projects. In conclusion, it is highlighted that the integration of sustainability in CDIO subjects is a complex task, which needs to overcome some difficulties, those specifically related to the intrinsic particularities of the development of each project and the coordination of multidisciplinary teams of professors.

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Item ID: 55421
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/55421/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:55421
Official URL: http://www.kanazawa-it.ac.jp/cdio2018/en/home_eng.html
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 Jun 2019 18:08
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2019 18:08
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