INNOVATION IN STUDY METHODOLOGY FOR ENHANCEMENT OF COMPETITIVENESS OF THE GRADUATES OF ELECTRONICS STUDY PROGRAM
Keywords:Study curricula, innovation, learning methodologies.
In recent years a gap between the competence and qualification of the university graduates and the labour market demand is continuously growing. That is the main reason of the overall, government supported university study curricula review and upgrade in the country, as well as motivation for introduction of new pedagogical approaches to enhance active learning.
This paper deals with first activities of implementation of the contemporary study methodology into Electronics Study program at the Riga Technical University. The new curricula will introduce innovation in the study process: the change of the learning paradigm – enhancement of active learning. Besides that, the innovative aspects of the new methodological approaches lie in the meeting of the market driven requirements and development of competitive new specialists. Additionally to the individual benefits of new specialists and their future employers, the new study curricula will bring remarkable impact to the competitiveness of the university and will raise the image of the whole country.
Innovative approach is used in the curricula development based on application of the Enterprise Knowledge Development method.