ERIC Number: EJ831892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
A Mixed Project-Based Learning Framework: Preparing and Developing Student Competencies in a French "Grande Ecole"
Rouvrais, S.; Ormrod, J.; Landrac, G.; Mallet, J.; Gilliot, J. -M.; Thepaut, A.; Tremenbert, P.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v31 n1 p83-93 Mar 2006
Emerging engineers need to rely on a whole body of scientific and technical knowledge, but also on a wide set of competencies. For engineering schools a competency objectives approach requires specific pedagogical methods. Some competencies based on skills and attitudes are difficult to develop through traditional teaching, so in 2003 our institution implemented a project-oriented framework combining pedagogical methods such as project-based learning, active pedagogy and traditional teaching paradigms. In practice, each semester students work in groups on a competency-controlled project lasting over 100 hours per student. Although comparisons between various pedagogical methods are difficult and sensitive, numerous internal signals confirm the validity of several aspects of our mixed option. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Student Projects, Active Learning, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Skill Development, Competency Based Education, Validity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: France