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Staff perceptions of implementing project-based learning in engineering education

Mitchell, JE; Rogers, L; (2020) Staff perceptions of implementing project-based learning in engineering education. European Journal of Engineering Education , 45 (3) pp. 349-362. 10.1080/03043797.2019.1641471. Green open access

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Abstract

As the introduction of active learning techniques such as project-based learning (PjBL) becomes more widespread in engineering schools, it is important to understand the implications and development needs of staff in the transition to this mode of teaching. Through a review of education literature and a structured interview process, a set of elements that occur in the transition of staff to being a PjBL facilitator were identified. We contrast staff new to the technique with those who have been involved in this form of teaching for some time. The study presents the key skills and approaches that are developed in staff who engage in the facilitation of PjBL classes to deliver engineering education. Of foremost importance was the responsiveness of staff to be confident in supporting students’ learning in an active learning environment where the student assumes much of the control.

Type: Article
Title: Staff perceptions of implementing project-based learning in engineering education
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2019.1641471
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2019.1641471
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Problem-based learning, faculty development
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10077969
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