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Waves of reform: analysing a history of educational development concepts
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Education, Language, and Teaching.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.
Kungliga tekniska högskolan, KTH.
2016 (English)In: The 12th International CDIO Conference: Proceedings – Full Papers / [ed] Jerker Björkqvist; Kristina Edström; Ronald J. Hugo; Juha Kontio; Janne Roslöf; Rick Sellens; Seppo Virtanen, Turku: Turku University of Applied Sciences , 2016, 302-312 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Luleå University of Technology (LTU) joined the CDIO Initiative in 2015, and a pilot projectinvolving four engineering programs is now well underway. Studying this case, it strikes us asinteresting that this happens now, as LTU could obviously have joined CDIO at least adecade earlier. In order to understand the internal processes leading to this outcome, westudied documents and consulted with key persons. In this paper, the history of reformapproaches at LTU is described and analysed. We focus in particular on the Arena concept,which appears to have kept LTU from joining CDIO, and the Pedagogical Idea, which iscompatible with CDIO and eventually led to the adoption. Reflecting critically on the lessonslearned from the LTU case, and drawing on theory and literature, we consider what cansupport or hinder the adoption of an educational reform concept in the organisation. Somefactors concern the nature of the reform and the strategies of implementation. Further, whatother universities do can be an influence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Turku: Turku University of Applied Sciences , 2016. 302-312 p.
, Turku University of Applied Sciences, ISSN 1796-9964 ; 45
Keyword [en]
Social sciences - Pedgogical work
Keyword [sv]
Reform concepts, Adoption of innovation, LTU Pedagogical Idea, Travelling ideas, Socialvetenskap - Pedagogiskt arbete
Research subject
Education; Industrial Design; Quality Technology and Management
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35243Local ID: 9b178425-9845-41bf-bd7d-4a454609e899ISBN: 978-952-216-610-4OAI: diva2:1008495
Godkänd; 2016; 20160616 (asawi)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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