ENBIS-14 in Linz

21 – 25 September 2014; Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria Abstract submission: 23 January – 22 June 2014

Special Session: Project Based Learning Session

23 September 2014, 14:20 – 15:50

Successes and Failures in Using Project Based Learning to Teach Applied Statistics in Industry, Business and Academia

This is a 90 minute session, in parallel with other sessions at the conference. Each talk includes a presentation of concrete examples of project based learning (15 minutes) plus a longer than usual discussion time (5 minutes). We'll have a group discussion at the end (30 minutes).

1) "Interactive software demonstrating SPC & DOE using simulation of the manufacture of aluminium wheels and of oil filters", by Shirley Coleman, Tony Greenfield and Lance Greenfield, Greenfield Research, Great Hucklow, UK

2) "The ReNewTown project and the importance of (self-)assessment", by Irena Ograjenšek, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

3) "Using small, fun projects to teach statistics in a 5 day training module on statistics and didactics for quality managers" by Bertram Schäfer, STATCON, Witzenhausen, Germany.


"The ReNewTown project and the importance of (self-)assessment"
Irena Ograjenšek, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

The project with the title New Post-Socialist City: Competitive and Attractive (in short the ReNewTown project: http://www.renewtown.eu), which has been implemented through the Central Europe Programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, focuses on reduction of disparities in quality of post-socialist urban environment (not only by positive transformation of residential landscapes but also by improved quality and accessibility of public spaces, increased provision of cultural and social events, increased support of entrepreneurial initiatives, etc.). To this end several model approaches have been identified and four pilot actions implemented in post-socialist cities from four different Central and Eastern European countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia). This paper demonstrates the importance of (self-)assessment in all phases of pilot actions' implementation: its framework, motivation, obstacles, and lessons learnt.

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