ERIC Number: EJ877798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Development of Contemporary Problem-Based Learning Projects in Particle Technology
Harris, Andrew T.
Chemical Engineering Education, v43 n4 p322 Fall 2009
The University of Sydney has offered an undergraduate course in particle technology using a contemporary problem based learning (PBL) methodology since 2005. Student learning is developed through the solution of complex, open-ended problems drawn from modern chemical engineering practice. Two examples are presented; i) zero emission electricity from coal and ii) the large-scale synthesis of carbon nanotubes. Feedback from course evaluations suggest students find the course difficult, but value the generic attributes the teaching and learning style helps to develop.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Problem Based Learning, Course Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Science Curriculum, College Science, Science Instruction, Course Content, Educational Benefits, Chemical Engineering, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, Student Attitudes, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia