Global PBL (Global Project Based Learning) - DEMI FCT
On July 11-19, 2017 will be held Global PBL (Global Project Based Learning) at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the New University of Lisbon, Campus da Caparica. The 2017 edition of gPBL has as organizers:
Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Tokyo, Japan;
King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand;
Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon (FCT NOVA), Portugal.
The objectives of the program are:
Development of problem-solving capacity;
Introduction of the concepts of "Systems thinking", "Systems Method (Engineering Method)", and "Systems Management (Project Management)";
Work experience in international and interdisciplinary teams.
The teams will be mixed, consisting of Japanese, Thai and Portuguese students of different years and branches of degrees and master's degrees.
There will be Japanese and Portuguese teachers and assistant teachers. All activities and all communication will be developed in English. Students will work in teams. Each team will have to build a problem-solving process indicated by the teachers. The teams will have to start by gathering requirements and needs of the environment, society, market, etc. Next, you'll have to define the problem. The last step will be devoted to the development of a proposal to solve the problem. Each group will have to prepare a presentation of the proposals developed by them. On the last day there will be the presentation of proposals from all groups. A jury will choose a winning group with the best proposal. One of the days of the gPBL will be spent entirely outside the university campus, in a travel environment across the country, with the aim of better integrating the participants, creating team and team spirit. Most of the activities will be developed in the form of games and play activities. In the most theoretical part students will have the opportunity to learn and apply some techniques and analytical tools (BrainStorming, KJ method, Mind map, Kano model, Kando Quality, QFD, TRIZ, 5W1H, Logical tree, Matrix method, A3 Material, etc.).