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Using case-based learning in undergraduate engineering courses.
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
The convenience and effectiveness of using case and project-based learning in undergraduate courses in engineering degrees is currently a subject of debate in many academic forums. While some lecturers support the advantages of these constructive learner-centred methods independently of the topic, others are sceptical about their use, mainly when addressing the teaching of scientific or technical fundamentals. In this paper, we comment on some issues that should be considered when using case-basedlearning in an undergraduate engineering course: audience analysis, course organization, material preparation, session delivery, and assessment method are key points to build a satisfactory learning experience. From our understanding, using cases may be adequate to contextualize some non-technical courses, providing the students with a practical background that helps motivating the interest of, for example, management problems.
International
No
Congress
Research in Engineering Education Symposium
960
Place
Madrid (España)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-6952-615-6
Start Date
04/10/2011
End Date
07/10/2011
From page
859
To page
864
Proceedings of the Research in Engineering Education Symposium
Participants
  • Autor: Juan Alberto Besada Portas (UPM)
  • Autor: Javier Ignacio Portillo Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana Maria Bernardos Barbolla (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Procesado de Datos y Simulación (GPDS)-CEDITEC
  • Departamento: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
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