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FACILICODE (Facilitated Work Based Learning)

Dissipation of the FWBL methodology to innovative continuing professional development

Author - Ole Rokkjær, Bente Nørgaard, Anne Murphy, Lisbeth Skytte, Niels Hannemose, Isabel Tort Ausina, Israel Quintanilla Garcia, Patricio Montesinos

 

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Partners in FACILICODE

The partners in the project are Aalborg University Denmark, VIA University College Denmark, Dublin Institute of Technology and Valencia University of Technology Spain.

Aalborg University (AAU) was inaugurated in 1974 and is a young and modern university which has grown to become a large, well-established research and teaching institution in Denmark offering a range of educational programmes and research in the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering. New opportunities for cooperation between the various academic fields, both in research and teaching, are continuously developed. Aalborg University has a focus on interdisciplinary, inter-faculty studies, and an experimental curriculum with a pedagogical structure based on problem-centred, real-life projects of educational and research relevance. Aalborg University has 14,000 students and 2,300 staff employees.

CPD-aalborg is the competence development centre at Aalborg University and focuses on competence development within the disciplines of the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine at the university. CPD-aalborg offers traditional courses and customised education activities and arranges individually tailored competence development activities related to the tasks and projects of the enterprise.

Role in the project

CPD-aalborg is the project manager, and will play the leading role in development of the TTP. Furthermore CPD-aalborg will act as supervisor for the teachers going through the TTP, and facilitating the implementation of the FWBL methodology in the three countries.

VIA University College is a merger of five distinguished University Colleges in central Jutland, Denmark. The merger legally took place on 1 January 2008. VIA University College has become the third largest educational institution in Denmark within higher education hosting around 16,000 students spread across seven campuses in central Jutland. The University College is organised into four faculties and two divisions.

Role in the project

Teachers from VIA UC will participate in the TTP and will be responsible for implementing the FWBL methodology as cases in local SMEs.

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