[ 220KUSTEK1K22 ] KV Introduction to Polymer Engineering - Problem Based Learning 1

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
1 ECTS B1 - Bachelor's programme 1. year (*)Kunststofftechnik Gerald Roman Berger-Weber 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Polymer Engineering and Technologies 2022W
Objectives The first PBL project is intended to enable our newcomers to analyze a concrete plastics-related task in a team of up to 6 students, accompanied by a professor or lecturer of plastics engineering, in a low-threshold way, to define and work through individual subtasks and finally to present a comprehensible solution as a team.
Subject With this first PBL project, we want to actively strengthen the intrinsic motivation of our newcomers right at the beginning of their studies, in accordance with the theory of self-determination according to Deci and Ryan, by actively promoting the psychological needs for "autonomy, social inclusion and experience of competence". In addition, social skills as well as personal skills are trained through practical engagement with the set topic and independent group work. In addition, the students can receive short impulses from teachers from the university or experts from industry, supplemented by excursions to industrial companies. In addition, small practical units can be completed, e.g. at simple plastics processing equipment, in order to simulate a simple recycling cycle and to derive challenges for mechanical recycling from this.
Criteria for evaluation The evaluation takes place with an intermediate evaluation in WS and a final evaluation with presentation and awarding of the best project by an expert jury of plastics technology.
Methods Collaborative work supported by a learning management system.
Language German
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture (*)220KUSTEKTK13: KV Einf├╝hrung in die Kunststofftechnik (1 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment