Our SIG-S3 member and brand new doctoral student Shola Oyedeji is attending the Erasmus+ problem-based case studies and learning in software engineering school in Aalborg Universit, Copenhagen, 28 August, 2016. This school is aimed for doctoral students to obtain knowledge and practical skills into PBL elements in order to apply them into their research studies and in teaching of bachelors and masters students. Working with PBL will provides participants the following:
- Learn how to learn i. Work individually and in groups with complex problems where it is not enough to relate to what you learn but also have to reflect on how you learn and if you learn what you are supposed to based on the problem.
- Develop competences to work transdisciplinary i. Work transdisciplinary, across theory and practice, with concrete and complex, real problems
- Develop competences for co-work and communication alone and in groups i. It is a competence to be able to work in groups (needed in almost all jobs) ii. Communication is a challenge when working in non-heterogeneous groups (interdisciplinary groups) and often is a challenge for software engineering students!
But, Shola is not the only one there. We have also doctoral students Andrey Saltan, Antti Herala and Antti Knutas attending. It is worth to highlight that Antti Herala won the best poster presentation (Congratulations Antti!).
This school is part of the Erasmus+ FASE (Forum for advancing software engineering education) project. This project involved 11 universities from EU, Russia and Jordan (one of which is Lappeenranta University of Technology) . Prof. Ahmed Seffah is the coordinator for our University (He is also in Aalborg right now). More information about this project can be found at: http://step.lut.fi/fase/