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Design of learning interventions that promote innovation skills

Design of learning interventions that promote innovation skills

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Thessaly, and specifically the Creative Technologies Learning Lab (http://ctll.e-ce.uth.gr), collaborates with universities in Asia and Europe towards the design of learning interventions that promote innovation skills among computer science and engineering students. The activity takes place in the context of project ICT-INOV (http://ictinov-project.eu) and is funded by the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education program of the European Commission, which aims at know-how transfer from European universities to educational organizations in emerging economies. The ICT-INOV consortium includes, in addition to the University of Thessaly, universities from Portugal, Estonia, Italy, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
Project ICT-INOV aims at the modernization of learning through the development of digital infrastructures at participating universities in Asia, the implementation of a digital collaboration platform for promoting innovation, instructor training on emerging design methodologies, and community building for the sharing of good practices on innovation skill development.
Towards this end, an instructor training event took place from January 31 to February 4, 2022 in Porto, Portugal on fundamental principles and practical application of design thinking, an emerging design approach that facilitates the introduction of solutions to complex industry and societal challenges. The event was attended by higher education instructors from Porto Polytechnic (Portugal), EU-Track (Italy), Tallinn University (Estonia), University of Malaya (Malaysia), University Tenaga Nasional (Malaysia), and National University of Future and Emerging Sciences (Pakistan), who will transfer the new knowledge to their organizations for capacity building on innovation. In the future, the training will be repeated with the participation of educators from Kathmandu University (Nepal), Tribhuvan University (Nepal), ISRA University (Pakistan), Hanoi University (Vietnam), και John Von Neumann Institute (Vietnam).