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Global Sustainable Development through Challenge-Driven Education

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Coordinator KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - KTH
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 000 000
Project duration June 2018 - May 2019
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The project has aimed to further development of the KTH Global Development Hub´s concept for challenge-driven education (CDE) and has fulfilled its objectives to: *further develop, define and document the CDE concept; *develop methods and material concerning sustainable development, stakeholder engagement, and challenge definition in CDE projects; *develop the new teacher training course “LH233V Teaching and learning for challenge driven education”; and *explore ways of assessing CDE implementation concerning students learning and external stakeholders’ involvement.

Expected results and effects

The developed teacher training course has been given for the first time at KTH during the spring 2019. Parts of the course have also been given in terms of a number of workshops at the GDH partner universities. This has supported development of several new CDE courses at KTH, at four African partner universities and also at Stockholm University and Södertörns Högskola. Some results from the project have also been disseminated in terms of papers for engineering education conferences.

Planned approach and implementation

The project has involved a core team of eleven KTH teachers, pedagogic developers and researchers, who are experts on various aspects of CDE. The project has also had close dialogue and collaboration with a large number of other non-project partners, for example participants in the teacher training activities, teachers at the GDH partner universities and at yet other universities. This has contributed with valuable input to the project and also facilitated dissemination of the project results.

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Last updated 3 December 2018

Reference number 2018-02528

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