PBL in Engineering Education

International Perspectives on Curriculum Change

Editors: Guerra, Aida, Ulseth, Ronald, Kolmos, Anette (Eds.)

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  • The book provides an holistic and comprehensive view of engineering curriculum change and PBL implementation.
  • The book presents three different strategies for curriculum change in higher education, allowing the identification of three types of institutions.
  • The book gathers concrete examples from different parts of the world which exemplifies the process of curriculum change.
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PBL in Engineering Education: International Perspectives on Curriculum Change presents diverse views on the implementation of PBL from across the globe. The purpose is to exemplify curriculum changes in engineering education. Drivers for change, implementation descriptions, challenges and future perspectives are addressed. Cases of PBL models are presented from Singapore, Malaysia, Tunisia, Portugal, Spain and the USA. These cases are stories of thriving success that can be an inspiration for those who aim to implement PBL and change their engineering education practices. In the examples presented, the change processes imply a transformation of vision and values of what learning should be, triggering a transition from traditional learning to PBL. In this sense, PBL is also a learning philosophy and different drivers, facing diverse challenges and involving different actors, trigger its implementation. This book gathers experiences, practices and models, through which is given a grasp of the complexity, multidimensional, systemic and dynamic nature of change processes. Anette Kolmos, director of Aalborg PBL Centre, leads off the book by presenting different strategies to curriculum change, addressing three main strategies of curriculum change, allowing the identification of three types of institutions depending on the type of strategy used. Following chapters describe each of the PBL cases based upon how they implement the seven components of PBL: (i) objectives and knowledge; (ii) types of problems, projects and lectures; (iii) progression, size and duration; (iv) students’ learning; (v) academic staff and facilitation; (vi) space and organization; and (vii) assessment and evolution. The book concludes with a chapter summarizing all chapters and providing an holistic perspective of change processes.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
PBL in Engineering Education
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives on Curriculum Change
Editors
  • Aida Guerra
  • Ronald Ulseth
  • Anette Kolmos
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-905-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-905-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
CXLII, 10
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