Parts of this project has been funded by grants from The faculty of Science and technology, Umeå University, Centre for Educational Development, Umeå University.
Engineering is a profession that has a global impact, and it is important that both current and future engineers have a holistic perspective and international understanding of their role in today’s global society.
This project in an international interdisciplinary collaborative project created in a setting between two universities – Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth, Australia, and Umeå University (UmU) in Umeå, Sweden. The collaboration is set up between an marketing unit at ECU and a engineering unit at UmU. The idea of the collaboration is simple and structured as a potential collaboration between a marketing team (ECU) and a software/UX development team (UmU), located at two different offices, at a fictional digital agency. This is close to a real situation where firms often have different competences located in different parts of the world, depending on what and for whom the product is developed. Together, the teams are developing a solution for a wicked problem, given to them by a hypothetical customer (the teachers). The problem definition is intentionally kept broad to give the students the opportunity to shape the project, but also to reflect the common real-world situation that rarely all required information for a project is available. Hence, this is close to real situations that the students might face when seeking a professional career after graduation.
The research is based on interviews, surveys, and observations with students and teachers.
(I21) Mejtoft, T., Cripps, H., & Blöcker, C. (2021). Internationalization at home: An international interdisciplinary experience. Full paper at the 8:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar, Article 12. Karlstad University, Sweden.
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(I20) Cripps, H., Mejtoft, T., & Blöcker, C. (2021). Bridging the Digital Gap – ECU Umea [abstract]. Contribution at the ECUlture 2021 Conference (online), Edith Cowan University, Perth WA, Australia.
(I19) Cripps, H., Mejtoft, T., & Blöcker, C. (2020). “Sweden Calling” – The challenges and rewards of Zooming across disciplines, time zones and hemispheres [abstract]. Contribution at the ECUlture 2020 Conference (online), Edith Cowan University, Perth WA, Australia.
(I17) Mejtoft, T., Cripps, H., Berglund, S., & Blöcker, C. (2020). Sustainable international experience: A collaborative teaching project. In J. Malmqvist, J. Bennedsen, K. Edström, N. Kuptasthien, A. Sripakagorn, J. Roslöf, I. Saemundsdottir & M. Siiskonen (Eds.), The 16th International CDIO Conference: Proceedings – Full Papers Volume 2(2) (pp. 196–205). Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology/CDIO Initiative.
(isbn: 978-91-88041-27-2; issn: 2002-1593)
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(I16) Mejtoft, T., Cripps, H., & Berglund, S. (2020). International experience by interdisciplinary collaborative teaching. In L. Pettersson & K. Bolldén (Eds.), Bidrag från 7:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar (pp. 166–168). Luleå Tekniska Universitet.
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(I14) Mejtoft, T., Cripps, H., & Berglund, S. (2019). Sustainable international experience: Lessons learned from an interdisciplinary teaching project. In Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2019: Helhetssyn på undervisning – kropp, känsla och kognition i akademin (pp. 43–44). Umeå universitet.
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(C37) Mejtoft, T., Cripps, H., Berglund, S., Dlacic, J., & Torbarina, M. (2019). Internationalization of students’ learning using online technology: Lessons learned. In A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, J. Seitz, H. Cripps & D. Vidmar (Eds.), 32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society: Conference Proceedings (pp. 1099–1107). Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press.
(isbn: 978-961-286-280-0; doi: 10.18690/978-961-286-280-0.59)
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(I13) Mejtoft, T., Cripps, H., Berglund, S., & Singh, A. (2018). Collaborative teaching project to increase students’ international experience: Experience from interweaving units in Australia and Sweden. In NU2018 – Abstrakt, Abstract 650.
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(I11) Cripps, H., Mejtoft, T., & Singh, A. (2017). The use of a business simulation through an online collaboration platform to improve students’ collaborative and communication skills [abstract]. Contribution at the ECUlture 2017 Conference, Perth WA, Australia.
(First published by Thomas Mejtoft: 2022-01-12; Last updated: 2022-05-03)