On the impossibility of generally bringing core subject competences into play in innovation teaching

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In interdisciplinary hands-on innovation courses involving large numbers of students, the difficulty of ensuring, that every student’s core subject competencies come into play, quickly becomes a matter of concern. Many students object that time and ECTS spend on courses not adding directly to their core subject competencies might be better spend on courses that actually do. University policies, on the other hand, at times require the students to participate in such courses, i.e. by making the courses mandatory. A clash between students’ expectations and reality may result.
Period23. May 2017
Event title2nd Exploring Teaching for Active Learning in Engineering Education
Event typeConference
Conference number2
LocationOdense, DenmarkShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • hands-on innovation teaching
  • core subject competencies
  • interdisciplinarity
  • experts in teams