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Published by Amsterdam University Press .
Written in English


  • Engineering - General,
  • Graaf, Erik de, Saunders-Smits, Gillian, Nieweg, Michael,
  • Science / General,
  • Technology / Engineering / General,
  • Computers & Technology,
  • Education,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts

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Number of Pages224
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Open LibraryOL9113393M
ISBN 109085550912
ISBN 109789085550914

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Active Learning in Engineering Education: a (re)introduction Rui M. Lima a, Pernille Hammar Anderssonb and Elisabeth Saalmanc aSchool of Engineering, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal; bLearningLab DTU, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark; cEngineering Education Research, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Request PDF | Active learning in engineering education. A review of fundamentals, best practices and experiences | Universities and international organizations are adopting and promoting Active. teaching session focusing on active learning teaching methods later in the term. The purpose of this paper is to explore engineering graduate students’ perceptions of their teaching experiences, especially their use of active learning teaching methods at a large public research university. This. In the engineering field, students can acquire and practice different technical skills under supervision. Active Learning is a very flexible approach that can be integrated in a gradual manner by any organization. The authors have constructed this research to be a useful guide to Active Learning .

July Journal of Engineering Education 1 MICHAEL PRINCE Department of Chemical Engineering Bucknell University ABSTRACT This study examines the evidence for the effectiveness of active learning. It defines the common forms of active learning most relevant for engineering faculty and critically examines the core element of each method. Agile and lean concepts for teaching and learning: bringing methodologies from industry to the classroom edited by David Parsons and Kathryn MacCallum, Singapore, Springer, 1st ed. edition, , pp., £ (hbk), ISBN /ISBN Claudio Fazio, Active Learning Methods and Strategies to Improve Student Conceptual Understanding: Some Considerations from Physics Education Research, Research and Innovation in Physics Education: Two Sides of the Same Coin, /_2, (), (). This monograph examines the nature of active learning at the higher education level, the empirical research on its use, the common obstacles and barriers that give rise to faculty resistance, and how faculty and staff can implement active learning techniques. A preliminary section defines active learning and looks at the current climate surrounding the concept.

Active learning is a process where a learner takes a dynamic and energetic role in his or her education. An active learner, unlike a passive learner, is not dependent on a teacher. In active learning, the student is a partner in the process, while passive learning requires little personal involvement from a student. Active learning approaches improve students’ overall learning, a view shared, generally, by faculty teaching engineering education [2]. A recent survey of 67 instructors from 59 different universities, completed by the authors and as shown in Fig. 1, indicated that 90% of these faculty would like to include more active learning in their classes. Cooperative learning: Theory, research, and practice on groups in higher engineering education has been supported by several games are intrinsically an active learning methodology, they. According to Bonwell and Eison (), active learning is "anything that involves students in doing things and thinking about the things they are doing" (p. 2), and Felder and Brent () define active learning as "anything course-related that all students in a class session are called upon to do other than simply watching, listening, and taking notes" (p. 2).