Tiia Ruutmann

Tiia Ruutmann
Tallinn University of Technology | TTU · Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

PhD

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Introduction
Tiia Ruutmann currently works at the Department of Mechanical and Industirial Technology at School of Engineering. Tallinn University of Technology. Tiia does research in Chemical Engineering, Engineering Pedagogy Science, STEM didactics and methodology, Curriculum Theory and Mathematics Education. Their current project is 'IMATEII - Innovative methods for implementing interdisciplinarity in career counseling'.
Additional affiliations
September 2017 - July 2019
Tallinn University of Technology
Position
  • Head of Department
January 2002 - present
Tallinn University of Technology
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
September 2004 - May 2007
University of Hradec Králové
Field of study
  • Education, Teaching Technical Subjects, Engineering Pedagogy
September 1989 - June 1992
Tallinn University of Technology
Field of study
  • Chemical Engineering

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Publications (44)
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The updated curriculum for engineering pedagogical continuing education for engineering faculty members at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) designed in spring 2021 is presented in this article. The curriculum was designed on the basis of International Society for Engineering Pedagogy (IGIP) new prototype curriculum released in 2020. The D...
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This research on the topic of STEM teachers’ professional skills for structuring and developing supportive learning environments in order to implement National Curricula (NC) in schools, vocational schools and study programs at student hobby centres is a pilot study based on the need to use existing resources more rationally to advance students’ ac...
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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DEMONSTRATION METHOD IN LEARNING POETRY FOR GRADE X STUDENTS OF SMA NEGERI SAWA
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This book contains papers in the fields of collaborative learning, new learning models and applications, project-based learning, game-based education, educational virtual environments, computer-aided language learning (CALL) and teaching best practices. We are currently witnessing a significant transformation in the development of education and es...
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This book contains papers in the fields of engineering pedagogy education, public–private partnership and entrepreneurship education, research in engineering pedagogy, evaluation and outcomes assessment, Internet of Things & online laboratories, IT & knowledge management in education and real-world experiences. We are currently witnessing a signif...
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The article presents the philosophy and the basics of Engineering Pedagogy Science – the key to science-based, effective, interactive and motivating teaching engineering, shaping the ground of teaching competencies of engineering faculty, ensuring relevantly one of the prerequisites of the quality of engineering education in general. The foundation...
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This article is introducing the basic principles of Engineering Pedagogy Science for effective design, teaching and learning of science, technology and engineering. The basic didactical models are introduced for contemporary design of effective teaching and learning. A quadruple instruction model of Engineering Pedagogy Science is proposed, integra...
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The present paper gives the overview of the basic principles and strategies for development of students’ critical thinking and reflection. Ideas of contemporary teaching and methodology for development of critical thinking and reflection presented in the article are implemented in teacher training programs at the Estonian Centre for Engineering Ped...
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The model of Assessment of Academic Staff Work Performance and Feedback has been designed at Tallinn University of Technology (TTU). The model links the main stages of the assessment process from collecting data for compiling a personal portfolio and analyzing personal training needs, to conducting the development and career interview and finalizin...
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The purpose of this paper is to introduce and analyze results of the research carried out at Estonian Centre for Engineering Pedagogy at Tallinn University of Technology (TUT). Micro-lessons of 260 technical teachers teaching at vocational schools, gymnasiums and universities have been analyzed with special matrix for lesson analysis. The research...
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Engineering Pedagogy is an interdisciplinary scientific subject and an essential element of the system of engineering education. The article is dedicated to the work of Adolf Melezinek, the founder of Engineering Pedagogy and the main principles of Kalgenfurt School of Engineering Pedagogy. Curriculum design and technical teacher education in Eston...
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The present article introduces the newly designed curriculum of continuing education at Tallinn University of Technology. Educational demand of technical teachers in Estonia has been of high importance today, as there are not enough of STEM and technical teachers at gymnasiums and vocational schools. This has been the primary reason for the design...
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Engineering Pedagogy is an interdisciplinary scientific subject and an essential element of the system of engineering education. The article is dedicated to the work of Adolf Melezinek, the founder of Engineering Pedagogy and the main principles of Kalgenfurt School of Engineering Pedagogy. Curriculum design and technical teacher education in Eston...
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Informed decision-making for formulating educational policy at the global, regional or local levels has become increasingly complicated due to the changes we are facing culturally, economically and productively in the 21st century. Accordingly, the abilities and skills to produce develop and manage knowledge and innovations are of crucial significa...
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There is high demand for qualified Information and Communication Technology (ICT) practitioners in the European labor market. In Estonia, the problem is not a low number of ICT students but a high dropout rate. The aim of this study is to find how it is possible to predict first-year dropout in higher education ICT studies and possibly to engage me...
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Dropout in ICT studies is a big problem all over the world. This paper gives an overview of research in Estonian ICT student dropout and shows that progress in mathematics and programming courses is important in preventing dropout. Online tools could be used for making these kinds of courses more attractive and effective for students. Possibilities...
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In the present paper the interactive demonstration of remote laboratories conducted with engineering didactics for creating real conditions for teaching and learning engineering has been presented. The article is focusing on international cooperation, offering the wide range of tools and methodology for effective and interactive teaching of embedde...
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The aim of the present paper is to introduce optional STEM courses designed for secondary schools at Tallinn University of Technology, and to give the overview of implementation and integration of these courses, describing the relevant teacher education and analyzing the feedback of teachers participating in the courses.
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The article presents the results of the analysis of the designed learner-centered program for continuing education of technical teachers, including initial teacher training, on the basis of the feedback of the first graduates of the program. The aim of the qualitative research was to evaluate the quality of the curriculum and the quality of teachin...
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Inductive principles in Engineering Pedagogy have been presented in the present paper on the example of remote labs. Inductive teaching is one way to help students learn to use the fundamental concepts for problem solving – focusing on cases that students could work on to help develop an understanding of the phenomenon. For effective inductive teac...
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The design of learner-centered guided in-service program for technical teacher education has been launched at Estonian Centre for Engineering Pedagogy at Tallinn University of Technology. The aim of the program has been facilitating the initial in-service teaching experience, involving mentoring, peer support and cognitive apprenticeship. The empha...
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In this paper the interactive demonstration of remote laboratories conducted with engineering didactics for creating real conditions for teaching and learning engineering has been presented. The article is focusing on international cooperation, offering the wide range of tools and methodology for effective and interactive teaching of embedded syste...
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This article provides an overview of education in Estonia offering information and insights into legal foundations the system is based on. Estonia is following the ISCED system of educational levels. Pre-school institutions of four types, 9-year compulsory schools, 3-year gymnasia and vocational schools are characterised regarding their curricula a...
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Inductive principles in Engineering Pedagogy have been presented in the present paper on the example of remote labs. Inductive teaching is one way to help students learn to use the fundamental concepts for problem solving – focusing on cases that students could work on to help develop an understanding of the phenomenon. For effective inductive teac...
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The design of learner-centered guided in-service program for technical teacher education has been launched at Estonian Centre for Engineering Pedagogy at Tallinn University of Technology. The aim of the designed program has been facilitating the initial in-service teaching experience, involving mentoring, peer support and cognitive apprenticeship....
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!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 21 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Two main competence approaches are under the discussion. There is evidence that graduates do not fully perceive and/or underestimate the influence of non-technical competences on their employability. An understanding of the necessity of non-technical competences develops after a graduate has...
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!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 21 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today the professional competence of an engineer has become crucial for further social and economic developments. Importance of implementing non-technical engineering competencies in general education of engineers for forming their personality has been discussed in the present paper. the p...
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The article introduces effective teaching strategies and models suitable for teaching engineering, implemented at Estonian Centre for Engineering Pedagogy. Introduced models are designed to capitalize deep understanding and critical thinking in teaching engineering. Accordingly students will be able to explain, find evidence and examples, generalis...
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Technical teachers need to possess skills in at least two distinct areas: engineering discipline and the art of teaching, balancing these two areas, knowing in-action how to do it in real-life situations and for real professional purposes. Understanding student individualities and their different learning styles is one of the midpoints of teacher t...
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E-learning is a contemporary teaching tool that has become popular and widely used in engineering education in recent years. This article presents the outcomes of a study on considering students' different learning styles in teaching information and communication technology using e-learning. Students were divided into two study groups. The referenc...
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The article introduces effective teaching strategies and models suitable for teaching engineering, implemented at Estonian Centre for Engineering Pedagogy. Introduced models are designed to capitalize deep understanding and critical thinking in teaching engineering. Accordingly students will be able to explain, find evidence and examples, generalis...
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Technical teachers need to possess skills in at least two distinct areas: engineering discipline and the art of teaching, balancing these two areas, knowing in-action how to do it in reallife situations and for real professional purposes. Understanding student individualities and their different learning styles is one of the midpoints of teacher tr...
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It is important to select the proper instructional strategy for a specific learning outcome in teaching engineering. There are two broad types of learning outcomes: facts, rules and action sequences (on lower levels of complexity in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains), and concepts, patterns and abstractions (on higher level of comple...
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It is important to select the proper instructional strategy for a specific learning outcome in teaching engineering. There are two broad types of learning outcomes: facts, rules and action sequences (on lower levels of complexity in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains), and concepts, patterns and abstractions (on higher level of comple...
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Experimental research into the bench-scale production of activated carbon from waste-activated sludge from water purification, sawdust, peat, and their mixtures, by carbonisation and activation was undertaken. The research work was carried out to determine possible methods of production of cheap activated carbon from local raw materials and to use...
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The understanding that in this tiny country – Estonia which has limited natural resources, the only way its people and their good educ ation can be the drivers of the development of society is widely supported up to this day. According to the Population Census data in 2000, population in Estonia de facto totalled 1,357,000 persons. The standard of...

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Creating a model of non-technical competences for engineers
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Our project proposal objectives are most relevant to the facilitation of learning and employability of school children in the way that new innovative approaches will be developed for better professional orientation and higher motivation for reach of the necessary higher education and focus on relevant subjects in school education. The latest researches and reports of LR Ministry of Education and Science proves relevance of the proposal and addresses genuine and adequate needs analysis to increase motivation for learning, tackling early school leaving in secondary school, not entering further education or leaving higher education or vocational education caused by the mistake of choosing Profession and Career. Referring to selected before there is strong need to clarify and motivate youngsters for career development in home countries presenting best suitable options for the future profession according to the interests of youngsters and showing best practical options that gives local/regional economies and most prospering companies in the regions. Therefore the main aspects should be focused on the traditional economies and existing industry fields leaving youngsters to choose of which field of industry or material is of most interest and other connections. From the need to give clear vision on career development possibilities for youth there is a need to define certain levels for professionalism in sectors that provide certain added value to the economy and these are management, technology and design. These levels determines possible selection for higher education and also necessary focus on the specific subjects and courses in secondary school programmes, which makes the vision for next career more defined and clear. The project is realizing synergies among multiple disciplines to enhance Career Education and Counseling. The result of new interdisciplinary Study Course implementation is recognition of Professions and target Subjects at Schools trough Design/Technology and Business Economics teaching to Youngsters simultaneously in the class. This requires high standards of professionalism that is complementary to the other activities, projects and every day activities carried by the Partners of Consortium. All this mentioned activities are in scope of IMATEII project and facilitates learning and employability.