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ERIC Number: EJ995697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-9359
Application of Project-Based Learning (PBL) to the Teaching of Electrical Power Systems Engineering
Hosseinzadeh, N.; Hesamzadeh, M. R.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v55 n4 p495-501 Nov 2012
Project-based learning (PBL), a learning environment in which projects drive learning, has been successfully used in various courses in the educational programs of different disciplines. However, concerns have been raised as to the breadth of the content covered and, in particular, whether PBL can be applied to specialized subjects without compromising the coverage of the required technical content. This paper discusses the advantages and drawbacks of using the PBL methodology in teaching specialized subjects in electrical power engineering, based on the authors' reflections and student feedback. The design and delivery of a PBL-based course in power system modeling and analysis is used as an example. It is asserted that proper usage of PBL makes it possible to deliver both technical content and generic professional skills in a specialized course. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia