ReSTI project continues, for nearly one year - activities information

Excellence in research, social and technological innovation (ReSTI) project management is producing expected results. In the last quarter of 2017 University of Ljubljana (UL) focused on review of project management status and expectations in Slovenia. For collection of existing and expected knowledge over 100 addresses were contacted to participate in the ReSTI survey in November 2017.  Forty people participated in online survey, majority were women (29), education level in majority was PhD (21) coming from educational type working place (24).

General overview of provided data suggests their level of knowledge in project management is basic. The knowledge that are most relevant for career advancement are Partner Search and Consortium Forming, EU Funding Landscape, EU Strategies and Policies, Communication and Dissemination and Project Management (incl. Intercultural Team Management and Leadership). Opinion regarding training opportunities in Slovenia is mostly toward limitations and insufficiency of it.

On the positive note nearly half of respondents believe that Slovenia is more likely than not to improve its current capacities in research, development and innovation project management in the next 5–10 years.

 In addition to survey more than 70 people were invited to participate in interviews. In the end 17 people accepted the invitation. The interviews were carried out in the period from November 2017 to January 2018. Most respondents were men (12), majority of interviews were carried out in person (9). The respondents were project managers (7 young as well as experienced), two represented the authority (government office and ministry), seven represented educational institutions, out of which 2 were also experienced project managers and last but not least the organisation helping Slovenian companies in EU (consulting and networking). The analysis of responses is in the process and will be finalised by mid 2018.

In the same period there were activities related to development of curricula for future students for the subject of project management. UL prepared two drafts for two courses on: “Introduction to PM” and “Risk management”.  Both were prepared in the structure defined in Sofia meeting that embraces “Five-door-Approach” to eLecturing and course execution.  It is an experimenting approach by curriculum developers with an innovative approach to online learning. This approach is based on the classic theory of Kolb’s Learning Styles (Kolb, 1984) and adapted from Thiagi’s 4-Door Approach (Thiagi, 2015). Each class offers multiple entry points to the learning through these doors: The Library (course content resources), The Café (interactive activities with others), The Playground (playful activities and games), The Forest (reflection activities to integrate the learning), and Assessment (to test the level of knowledge gained and/or skills acquired).
Back to list of notificationsPublished: 29. January 2018 | Category: News