Among the many pedagogical strategies for improving students' motivation, know-how, and scientific skills, project-based learning is often cited as an example. To strengthen team spirit and maintain engagement throughout the project, nothing is better than a competition between teams to create emulation. It’s in this context that the challenge entitled "New digital processes for the Industry 4.0" has been set up for engineering students in an apprenticeship at Poly-tech Orléans. Two teams chosen were randomly constituted among the 5th year students in "Production Management". The scientific objectives of the challenge were numerous and met needs and services linked to the issues of Industry 4.0. This article details the pedagogical strategy adopted, the technical specifications as well as the general organization of the project. The results obtained both from a technical and pedagogical point of view showed the benefits of this challenge for the students and made us possible to refine our pedagogical strategy thanks to the return of experience.

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2020)

  • Date of Conference: 23-25 November 2020
  • DOI: 10.20533/LICE.2020.0013
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-22-8
  • Conference Location: London, UK