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Service Learning Projects SI401-17

ECTS 5 | P 15 | A 0 | L 15 | K 30 | ISVU 177309 205576 | Academic year: 2020./2021.

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Using the Service Learning (SL) as an educational method, the possibilities of applying, transferring and enhancing acquired academic knowledge and skills from the STEM area, primarily from the field of electrical engineering, computer science and information technology, will be presented to students in order to solve real problems in the community. This will help students understand the relevance of their knowledge and give them the feeling of doing something good, positive and beneficial to the community. Students will be encouraged to work in teams and collaborate in designing, implementing and evaluating an SL project through which they will be able to offer some technical, IT solutions and additional education in the field of basic and applied engineering knowledge and skills to specific community target groups.

Conditions for enrollment

Requirements met for enrolling in the study programme

Course description

The basic concepts of the Service Learning (SL) method, applicable technology for SL, examples of good practice from Croatia and abroad, methodology and design of the SL projects. Students will devise, prepare and work on projects during their laboratory exercises. Students will carry out projects through practical exercises. It is expected that other teachers will be involved to design and mentor projects for SL in the course plan. Designing, preparing, implementing and evaluating SL projects related to the transfer of STEM competencies in the field of electrical engineering, energy, renewable energy, robotics, automation....

Student requirements

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Monitoring of students

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Obligatory literature

1. 1 N. Mikelić Preradović Učenjem do društva znanja: teorija i praksa društveno korisnog učenja Zagreb: Zavod za informacijske studije (2009.)

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Recommended additional literature

1. 1 E. Tsang Projects that Matter: Concepts and Models for Service-learning in Engineering Staylus Publishing, 2000.

2. 2 A. R. Bielefeldt Service Learning in Engineering Michigan Technological University, 2012.

Course assessment

Conducting university questionnaires on teachers (student-teacher relationship, transparency of assessment criteria, motivation for teaching, teaching clarity, etc.). Conducting Faculty surveys on courses (upon passing the exam, student self-assessment of the adopted learning outcomes and student workload in relation to the number of ECTS credits allocated to activities and courses as a whole).

Overview of course assesment

Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. make a difference among service learning, volunteering, student practices and socially based research

2. critically evaluate the project as a structure of goals and activities and participate in team work on the project with the aim of developing technical and IT solutions that are subject to the programme of study

3. critically evaluate the methods and techniques of planning project activities and use the appropriate software tools behind design documentation (e-portfolio project)

4. manage the realisation of the project

5. create and present (in writing and orally) a project plan, final project report and documentation (e-portfolio)

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