A Pilot Program for Engineers: Sharpening English and Thinking Skills and the Application of Integrated Technical Information

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The paper presents a pilot program that ran from February-April 2005 at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) and was organized by The Environmental Engineering Faculty with the British Embassy. The course could suit technical/mechanical specialists and be adapted to different study areas. Seminars and workshops for 70 participants aimed at improving English, thinking skills and the application and integration of knowledge. Technologists, engineers, project-designers, lecturers and business people working in the environmental sector completed 20 tools for thinking, based on Edward de Bono’s Cort Thinking Program. The concept was based on 12 year’s experience with lecturers and post-graduate students at V.G.T.U. and evidence of the need for extended studies and specific English, thinking skills and competencies as required by today’s employees in Lithuania as an E.U. member.

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Periodical:

Solid State Phenomena (Volume 113)

Edited by:

Nin Bizys, Andrejus Henrikas Marcinkevicius

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629-0

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.113.629

Citation:

M. Valentukeviciene et al., "A Pilot Program for Engineers: Sharpening English and Thinking Skills and the Application of Integrated Technical Information", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 113, pp. 629-0, 2006

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June 2006

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