Problem-based learning curricula in engineering

Krishnan, Siva 2012, Problem-based learning curricula in engineering. In Rasul, Mohammad (ed), Developments in Engineering Education Standards: Advanced Curriculum Innovations, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp.23-40.

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Title Problem-based learning curricula in engineering
Author(s) Krishnan, Siva
Title of book Developments in Engineering Education Standards: Advanced Curriculum Innovations
Editor(s) Rasul, Mohammad
Publication date 2012
Chapter number 2
Total chapters 17
Start page 23
End page 40
Total pages 18
Publisher IGI Global
Place of Publication Hershey, PA
Keyword(s) Problem-Based Learning
Engineering Education
PBL in Engineering
Summary This chapter explores Problem-Based Learning (PBL) curricula in engineering in Australasian universities, in particular its effects on student approaches to learning in PBL teams. Exploring from the three view points: curriculum design and implementation; institutional support structures assisting the transition to PBL for both students and academics; and student learning experiences in PBL teams this chapter intends to close the loop for institutions and academics using PBL to educate future engineers. In particular, this chapter examines the design of engineering PBL courses or subjects within programs and the ways in which learning experiences are designed for students, the support structures that institutions put in place for both academics and students to transition to PBL, teacher practices and student experiences of learning both individually and as a team in PBL. It is argued that many engineering programs still undermine the need for designing learning experiences to help students achieve the desired learning outcomes; seldom consider the learning cultures adopted by PBL teams and how students engage in learning as individuals and as a team. This chapter argues the need for approaches to PBL that enhance student learning and experiences in engineering and the need for support structures that assist both students and academics in the transition to problem-based learning.
ISBN 1466609524
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
HERDC collection year 2012
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