DESIGN EDUCATION VIA MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM PROJECTS SUPPORTED BY AN INTERNATIONAL COACHING NETWORK AND DIGITAL LIBRARIES
The design and development of products for the global marketplace require engineers to perform in internationally situated teams, utilizing cutting edge information and collaboration technologies. The implications of the Bologna reform and the situation in industry call for appropriate courses on the master’s level with students learning and working on real world problems in multi-disciplinary, distributed international teams. Effective design engineering teams need a different learning scenario with the pedagogical paradigm shift from classical teaching to coaching. Information and factual knowledge arranged in digital libraries serve for a scenario of consulting learning. Digital libraries are enriched with video sequences about the collaboration process, thus allowing for the reflection on the learning process itself.