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Project oriented design based learning – staff perspectives

conference contribution
posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by Sivachandran Chandrasekaran, Aleksandar Stojcevski, Guy Littlefair, Matthew JoordensMatthew Joordens
The focus of this paper is to get staff perception on design based learning in their respective disciplines and how they could be aligned to the newly proposed model, in project oriented design based learning (PODBL). In academia, students and staff are supposed to work together in order to achieve a balanced learning and teaching process. By using different teaching and learning approaches, teachers are aware of escalating the student knowledge to fulfill current technology needs. This paper is part of a continuing process of a research project, which analyses better teaching and learning approaches in engineering. As part of this research, face-to-face interviews with staff members of the school of engineering in Deakin University who are teaching engineering design were conducted. The interview questions are based on
qualitative analysis. The questions covered here are designed to determine the staff level of experience from teaching engineering using design based learning approach as an educational model. From the analysed results, this research encourages the school to practice a unique pedagogy that will accomplish the students learning outcomes.



International Research Symposium on PBL (4th : 2013 : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)


389 - 394


Aalborg University



Place of publication

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2013, The Author


K Mohd-Yusof, M Arsat, M Borhan, E de Graaff, A Kolmos, F Phang

Title of proceedings

Proceedings of 4th International Research Symposium on PBL; IRSPBL 2013