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ERIC Number: EJ1050921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
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ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Professional Development for Design-Based Learning in Engineering Education: A Case Study
Gómez Puente, Sonia M.; van Eijck, Michiel; Jochems, Wim
European Journal of Engineering Education, v40 n1 p14-31 2015
Design-based learning (DBL) is an educational approach in which students gather and apply theoretical knowledge to solve design problems. In this study, we examined how critical DBL dimensions (project characteristics, design elements, the teacher's role, assessment, and social context) are applied by teachers in the redesign of DBL projects. We conducted an intervention for the professional development of the DBL teachers in the Mechanical Engineering and the Electrical Engineering departments. We used the Experiential Learning Cycle as an educational model for the professionalisation programme. The findings show that the programme encouraged teachers to apply the DBL theoretical framework. However, there are some limitations with regard to specific project characteristics. Further research into supporting teachers to develop open-ended and multidisciplinary activities in the projects that support learning is recommended.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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