ERIC Number: EJ881221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
A Case Study: Problem-Based Learning for Civil Engineering Students in Transportation Courses
Ahern, A. A.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v35 n1 p109-116 Mar 2010
This paper describes two case studies where problem-based learning (PBL) has been introduced to undergraduate civil engineering students in University College Dublin. PBL has recently been put in place in the penultimate and final year transport engineering classes in the civil engineering degree in University College Dublin. In this case study, the paper describes how PBL was introduced, the impacts of its introduction and the feedback received by students regarding PBL. PBL was introduced in these years to help students to become deep and active learners and to help them in the transition from passive note taker to researcher and lifelong learner.
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Civil Engineering, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Transportation, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Active Learning, Curriculum Implementation, Participant Satisfaction, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Engineering Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland (Dublin)