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dc.contributor.authorHall, W
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, S
dc.contributor.authorBennett, M
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:39:59Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:39:59Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2012-09-20T22:01:56Z
dc.identifier.issn0304-3797
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03043797.2012.674489
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/46894
dc.description.abstractProject-based learning (PBL) is a well-known student-centred methodology for engineering design education. The methodology claims to offer a number of educational benefits. This paper evaluates the student perceptions of the initial and second offering of a first-year design unit at Griffith University in Australia. It builds on an earlier evaluation conducted after the initial offering of the unit. It considers the implementation of the recommended changes. Evaluations of the two offerings reveal that students (in both the initial and second offering) generally enjoyed the experience, but that the second offering was found to be a significantly more enjoyable learning experience. Students in the second offering also reported a significantly better understanding of what they needed to do for the design projects and where to find the requisite information. The oral presentation aspect of the initial and second offerings received the lowest satisfaction rating. The inclusion (and delivery) of the computer-aided drawing component of the unit is seen as a positive aspect by some students, but many others comment on it negatively. The best aspects of the PBL unit and those aspects needing further improvement were similar to the findings of other investigations documented in the literature.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom155
dc.relation.ispartofpageto165
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume37
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchScience, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130212
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode09
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode13
dc.titleA longitudinal evaluation of a project-based learning initiative in an engineering undergraduate programme
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineering
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHall, Wayne
gro.griffith.authorBennett, Mitchell R.


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