From solo-run to mainstream thinking: project-based learning in engineering design

Gibson, Ivan S. (2003) From solo-run to mainstream thinking: project-based learning in engineering design. European Journal of Engineering Education, 28 (3). p. 331. ISSN 03043797

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The paper begins with an overview of project-based learning (PBL) teaching and assessment methods that have been developed as an integral part of a 4-year undergraduate engineering degree programme in Galway, Ireland. The course described was first introduced as a 'solo-run' by the author in 1989. The paper goes on to describe comprehensive changes affecting higher educational establishments in Ireland and, in particular, those changes currently taking root in Galway. One such change is the encouragement to introduce a variety of teaching and assessment methods, including PBL. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of European Journal of Engineering Education is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Gibson, Ivan S.; Source Info: Sep2003, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p331; Subject Term: ENGINEERING design; Subject Term: LEARNING; Subject Term: HIGHER education; Subject Term: GALWAY (Ireland); Subject Term: IRELAND; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541330 Engineering Services; Number of Pages: 7p; Illustrations: 2 Charts; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ENGINEERING design; LEARNING; HIGHER education; GALWAY (Ireland); IRELAND
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