EU Supported Other Project, 2014 - 2014
The proposal aims to pilot, with the participation of educators and students from several European countries, a learning course that targets to deliberate on sustainable building principles.
The aims will be fulfilled by realisation of the following objectives:
selection of students and teachers from participating institutions
to participate in the course
preparation and development of appropriate teaching materials
and conduct resource survey on the topics mentioned above- evaluation of the scenario of sustainable buildings in the partner countries taking a cue from the student presentations in the course
teaching and learning different aspects of sustainable building principles
conducting of exercises on sustainability and projects on aspects of sustainable building-producing the course outcome for general consumption and their dissemination
The main beneficiaries of the project are first cycle (bachelor level) students. These students will be selected by each participating institution in open and publicised competition. Criteria of selection will be mainly based on the following aspects:
proficiency in English language,
interest in the thematic area,
where necessary gender balance and disability consideration
transversal skills as team work, self-learning, lateral thinking etc.
Main activities will include:
Prior to course: Administrative, organisational and technical
arrangements, preparation of teaching materiáls, selection of students, providing students with teaching and resource materiáls, organization and realisation of mobility, monitoring and evaluation, dissemination
During the course: Delivery of course along with field trips, cultural visits, monitoring and evaluation, hospitality and organisational tasks
After the course: Evaluation, dissemination, execution of contract responsibilities(report etc.), follow-up activities, dissemination
Subject related learning outcomes are:
students will develop ability to establish relation between
sustainability and sustainable development (SD) dimensions that influence their own knowledge discipline.
Students will develop ability to apply assessment criteria or sets
of principles or available tools.related to sustainability in their
own discipline, building engineeering and/or architecture
They will understand the impact of their discipline solutions or
actions in a sustainable building context.
Developing ability to design processes, products and
components taking into account the life cycle analysis using the
appropriate SD dimensions constraints.
Developing ability to implement the needed actions to foster
sustainability in their professional and personal life.
Transversal competencies: Because of the inovative pedagogical approach, during the preparatory phase and during the course, through course work, excercises and project work, students will develop transversal competencies like creativity, adaptability, lateral thinking ability, ability to work in a multinational team
and self learning
Joint project website,
compendium of course materials,
project brochure (at the outset, after completion),
LT KAUNAS12, Kauno technikos kolegija – LT
LV REZEKNE02, Rēzeknes Augstskola - LV
SK BRATISL01, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava – SK SK ZILINA01, Zilinská Univerzita v Ziline - SK
TR ANKARA04, Middle East Technical University - TR TR ISTANBU07, Yildiz Technical University - TR