Effective decision making benefits students

City of Glasgow College is taking part in a European wide partnership investigating innovative educational ideas around decision making. 

The three year project, known as Decisionship Ahoy (D’AHOY), is funded by Erasmus Plus and will develop teaching and research in the field of decision making in Higher Education (HE) and Vocational Education and Training (VET). 

Matthew Stewart, Curriculum Head for Marine Engineering at City of Glasgow College, is leading the project at the college and said:

“The project team will initially investigate and report on the key skills required for decision making. It will then develop a range of outputs including a Teaching & Learning Syllabus to support skills development around decision making, an Innovative D-SKILLS Training Model, and a D-SKILLS Integrative Framework.

“D’AHOY is another example of City of Glasgow College taking an international perspective on skills development and working with leading vocational and higher education institutions to benefit future students.”

Stuart McDowall, Partnership Development & Academy Manager at City of Glasgow College, said:

“Good decision making is an essential skill but few people benefit from formal training or are aware of the science behind decision making which includes using formal methods such as mathematics, statistics and philosophy to get the best possible decision based on available information.

“It’s essential that engineering graduates across the EU are able to demonstrate their ability to ‘make judgements’ as part of their studies.  Acquiring the correct level of skills to make effective decisions will be of particular use when applying for employment post-study.”

Formally launched at the college’s Riverside campus, the project is led by IMT Atlantique and supported by French University of Ecole Navale, Spanish University Fundació Universitat-Empresa de les Illes Balears, the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership and the European Foundation for the Reformation of the Regions, Education and Training.