European Project: DecisionShip Ahoy! - Publication & videos

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July 2021: A DAhoy course wins wins the Emerging Innovative Course Prize from IMT, a prize which rewards a project whose potential has seduced the jury "Train through experience in decision-making skills" VUCap or not Cap de take the plunge? " [video in French]. This award recognizes practices which bring undeniable progress from a pedagogical point of view, and which simultaneously required significant investments of time on the part of teachers. 22 projects presented, 7 projects shortlisted in 2021.

ZOOMinar talks 2nd July 2020:
The final conference of the D’Ahoy project took place online on July 2nd 2020 and gathered all the participants of the project with stakeholders from the education and company sector as well as European networks and NGOs. The DAhoy Erasmus+ project (2017-2020) partners, who worked hard to study VUCA decision-making skills for HE and VET education, shared with the audience its results and recommendations. The participants exchanged on the theme of “decision skills in VUCA contexts” and discussed the outputs and impacts of the D’Ahoy project such as the “Educational Framework for Higher and VET students”, and its potential follow-up.

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First, project coordinators presented the main goals and outcomes of this 3-year projet

DAhoy project main results: VIDEO LINK
Siegfried Rouvrais, DAhoy Project coordinator, he
serves currently as Research Scientist at Institut
Mines-Télécom in France. He is currently Associate
Professor and Engineering Educator at IMT

DAhoy webminar introduction: VIDEO LINK
Axel Joder, Co-coordinator of the DAhoy
project for the Forum of the European Region
for Research, Education and Training (Freref),

Secondly, students having participated in the project also testified and explained what activities took place during the 6 learning mobilities achieved within the D’Ahoy framework and how it was valuable for them. Pandemic simulation exercise, dinghy race and forest workshops led the students to exercise and reflect upon their decision skills and team coordination under pressure timing. The activities were “an occasion to step outside the classes and make something fun.” In the same time, the learning outcomes are also considered valuable for their career and personal life in facing uncertainty due to the Covid pandemic, for example.

Reporting of the 6 DAhoy Learning & Teaching mobilities: VIDEO LINK
Katie Jordan, Curriculum Head of Commercial
Engineering at City of Glasgow College.

Student’ feedback on a DAhoy mobility: pandemic project-based learning: VIDEO LINK
Bich-Tien Phan is an engineering student at IMT
Atlantique, currently finishing her gap year working
as a data analyst intern. She participated in the
Disaster week at Reykjavik University in September

Student’ feedback on a DAhoy mobility: leadership outdoor training: VIDEO LINK
Marguerite Arvis is an engineering student at
IMT Atlantique and is currently finishing a gap
year. She participated in both DAhoy Naval
Academy leadership training in 2018 and the
Disaster Week in Reykjavik.

Student’ feedback on a DAhoy mobility: outdoor experiential learning: VIDEO LINK
Eirikur Ari Sigridarson is an engineering
student at RU and he just completed his 3rd
year. He participated in the DAhoy Man Over
Board training at IMTA in March 2019.

Student’ feedback on a DAhoy mobility: outdoor experiential learning: VIDEO LINK
Fyfe Paterson is a marine Engineer cadet from the
CoGC, who attended the DAhoy Man Over Board
training for snap decisions in Brest, March 2019

During the first roundtable « Impact of mobilities and experiential learning on decision-making skills », Robin Karvo, from Nokia Company, Roseline Lesquère from EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) and Maria Pascual Garcia, from the Department of Education at Generalitat de Catalunya expressed their views regarding the project and their own working context. Mrs Karvo explained how the company must face a changing environment and related the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) concept applied in her professional activity. She asserted that these skills should be developed in the lifelong learning both at personal and professional level in order to keep the people re-skilling and up-skilling on going.

Roundtable panelist on the EU benefits of DAhoy results: VIDEO LINK
Roseline Le Squère, EPALE thematic expert
and Institut de Recherche Dupuy de Lôme
administrator, Expert on Adult learning and
on education –training- employment-
economy relationship.

Roundtable panelist on the Industry benefits of DAhoy vision: VIDEO LINK
Robin Karvo is Project Manager and former
HR Consultant at Nokia, Paris.

Roundtable panelist on the benefits of DAhoy targeted skills: VIDEO LINK
Maria Pascual Garcia, Head of Unit of International
and Cooperation Projects for VET at Departament
of Education - Generalitat de Catalunya

Then, partners of the project introduced to the audience the main project’s outputs: A Decision Skills Framework for Higher and VET students training; a collection of 15 transferable teaching and learning specified courses with capsules, organised as a tool box; a career card game material and YOU-CDM continuum for 3 years with 40 DAhoy capsules. All these documents are available on the D’Ahoy

DAhoy decision statements and national qualifications frameworks: VIDEO LINK
Sheila Dunn, Head of Quality and International
Development at the Scottish Credit and
Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Partnership.

The DAhoy VUCA tool box and magnitudes: VIDEO LINK
Sophie Lebris
is Associate Prof. in management
sciences, responsible for the academic leadership
training in the French Naval Academy and is the
holder of the Resilience & Leadership Chair.

The 6 DAhoy references models & QA framework for programme renewal: VIDEO LINK
Thordur Vikingur, Assistant Professor at School of
Science and Engineering, Reykjavik University.

DAhoy main impacts: VIDEO LINK
Luis Tudela is professor of History of the
Distance University (UNED) in Palma de
Mallorca since 1999. He works in the FUEIB
which focuses on innovation, e-learning and

DAhoy transferables and target groups: VIDEO LINK
Liliane Esnault, external evaluator of the
project. She develops and animates
participatory processes and longitudinal
participatory project evaluations.

Finally, participants of the second round table discussed about « V-shaped skills and curricula for the with-COVID period » with, as panellists, Cécile Gerwel from UKZN University (South-Africa), Bernard Remaud, emeritus Prof. Univ. of Nantes (France), and Rossella Brindani from CIS-Formazione (Italy). Panellists evoked many topics related to the DAhoy project such as cognitive biases, the Covid-crisis, leadership research, disruptive technologies and innovation. Mrs Brindani highlighted innovation as being the key lever to drive activity and economic growth, and the consequent necessity to link technical skills to innovation skills and promote the “transversal skills”. The conference ended after a range of open exchanges between the panellists and the participants, notably about the transferability of the activity conducted in the project and its potential follow-up.

Roundtable panelist on the VET benefits of DAhoy: VIDEO LINK
Rossella Brindani, International project
developer and  manager at CIS-Gestione di
Impresa, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Roundtable panelist on the programme outcomes benefits of DAhoy and cognitive biases: VIDEO LINK
Bernard Remaud, former President of the
European Network for Accreditation of
Engineering Education, Professor emeritus of
Nantes University, France.

Roundtable panelist on the leadership benefits of DAhoy: VIDEO LINK
Cécile Gerwel is an academic in the Graduate
School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) at the
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Durban,
South Africa and holds a PhD in Leadership Studies.