Work Package 2-Analyses

The description below briefly summarizes what was achieved during the project with regards to Work Package 1- Analyses.


Description Work Package 1- ANALYSES

This work package planned to identify the gap between the current and the desired result in terms of real-life needs of our target group regarding the use of English in workplace setting.

Within this work package, two outputs were completed. The reports of these outputs are shared below:

O1 Evaluation of the existing curricula (Lead: UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA)

The output leader provided the guidelines to be followed by all partners and got the necessary feedback on the questionnaire prepared to analyze the ESP curriculum in each partner country and got its final shape in the 2nd Transnational Meeting held in Vienna, Austria on 18-19 February 2019. In this meeting, preliminary results of the questionnaire was shared with the participants about the case in Austria. A questionnaire was prepared according to the feedback taken from all the partners and curriculum analysis stage was initiated. Each partner investigated the existing EPP curricula offered in higher education institutions and  complementary teaching and learning materials in their home country and wrote a report and shared this with the output leader. The output leader compiling these results with the results they found in their home country institutions wrote a detailed report which can be accessed from below. O1_Curriculum Evaluation Report

O2 Analysis of authentic engineering professionals’ needs (Lead: ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY)

After a thorough review of relevant literature (this review was shared as a presentation with all the partners in the Kick-Off meeting held in İstanbul, Turkey on 7-8 December 2018.) The survey instrument was designed based on this literature review and an item pool was created and these items were categorized. The design of the questionnaire was shared with the partners by a presentation in the Kick-Off meeting of the project. The raw form of the survey was shared in the same meeting with the partners and the survey was discussed in a workshop conducted in the Kick-Off meeting and finalized according to the feedback taken during this workshop. Content validity analysis of the survey was made by consulting a panel of experts. According to the feedback from these, the survey was finalized and an online survey was created. Survey participants were contacted and particularly with the contribution of ITU ALUMNI association and other partners, the survey was conducted.

With regards to the observations, instructions were created for each partner responsible for this output. The template for the observations was also created. A range of engineering work places were contacted, necessary permissions were taken and the visits were made. The observation forms were filled and shared with the output leader, Istanbul Technical University.

The data gathered by the survey was analyzed with SPSS and the data gathered from the observations was analyzed by coding the noted by making a thematic analyses and  the report below was written and shared on this output. O2_Needs Analysis Report

In the transnational meeting conducted on 11-12 June 2019 which was hosted by Pedagogical University of Krakow, a Curriculum Analyses presentation, data analysis presentation and the observation results presentation was made and the results were discussed in depth.

In the project conference entitled “Teaching Business and Engineering English in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities” on 13-14 June 2019, a presentation regarding the project was given.

In the dissemination gathering hosted by Turkish National Agency in Ankara on 20 December 2019, a poster presentation was prepared and it was viewed in the hall of the gathering and viewed by the participants of the event.

In the presentation conducted on 25 December 2020 to the Istanbul Technical University School of Foreign Languages, the results of these two outputs were shared in detail.

In the closure conference of the project which was held on on 12-13 July 2021, output 1 and its results were shared by University of Vienna.

Two scientific papers were prepared and these will be submitted to high-ranking journals in order the disseminate the results of this phase of the project.