Revising a design course from a lecture approach to a project-based learning approach.

  • Kunberger tkunberg@fgcu.edu T
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Abstract

In order to develop the evaluative skills necessary for successful performance of design, a senior, Geotechnical Engineering course was revised to immerse students in the complexity of the design process utilising a project-based learning (PBL) approach to instruction. The student-centred approach stresses self-directed group learning, which focuses on theprocessrather than theresultand underscores not only the theoretical but also the practical constraints of a problem. The shift in course emphasis, to skills over concepts, results in reduced content coverage but increased student ability to independently acquire a breadth of knowledge. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]

Author-supplied keywords

  • Engineering -- Study & teaching
  • Engineering students
  • Geotechnical engineering -- Study & teaching
  • Group work in education
  • Project method in teaching

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  • Tanya1 Kunberger tkunberg@fgcu.edu

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