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ERIC Number: EJ810753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Design and Application of Learning Environments Based on Integrative Problems
Sanchez, Ivan; Neriz, Liliana; Ramis, Francisco
European Journal of Engineering Education, v33 n4 p445-452 Aug 2008
This work reports on the results obtained from the application of learning environments on the basis of one integrative problem and a series of other smaller problems that limit the contents to be investigated and learned by the students. This methodology, which is a variation to traditional problem-based learning approaches, is here illustrated in terms of its application in an engineering economics course, a subject that is taught in most engineering programs. The purpose of this methodology is to improve students' learning, which is measured through the students' academic performance and their learning strategies, and to characterise them as a function of these variables. The results obtained after the systematic application of this methodology are positive. The surveyed students showed significant changes in the examined variables as well as in their satisfaction and motivation level, and in their commitment to learning. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile