The CDIO Implementation Kit
The CDIO Implementation Kit (iKit) is a set of papers and other materials that provide methods, tools, and models to help you implement a CDIO approach in your engineering education program. It is intended to assist with your adaptation of the CDIO approach to your own disciplines, universities, and national and regional requirements.
The iKit focuses on descriptions of methodology, case studies, and comparative benchmarking studies from engineering programs at universities who are currently members of the CDIO Initiative.
The intended audience for the iKit includes program leaders, faculty, and instructional support staff working to adapt and implement the CDIO approach in their programs.
If you are just beginning to explore CDIO, we recommend that you read Rethinking Engineering Education – The CDIO Approach. It gives the background and overview of the approach, but it is not intended to be a “how-to” manual. This iKit provides the next level of detail in implementing a CDIO approach.
Hopefully, the materials will save time, allow you to achieve early successes, and help you to identify low-cost and sustainable approaches to engineering education reform.
Here are some suggestions to get started:
- Read the first two or three chapters of the book: Rethinking Engineering Education – The CDIO Approach
- Read the section of this website on “Startup Advice”
- Read the section of this website on “Early Successes”
- Attend an Introductory CDIO Workshop (See the schedule of upcoming CDIO meetings)
- Visit another university that has implemented CDIO
- Invite a leader of a CDIO program at another university to meet with you and your colleagues
- Read through the materials in the iKit
Resources in the Knowledge Library provide additional materials to help you adapt CDIO to your university. There, a wider set of materials on these topics is searchable by keyword, author and date.
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