A case study : problem based learning for civil engineering students in transportation courses

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Title: A case study : problem based learning for civil engineering students in transportation courses
Authors: Ahern, Aoife
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2872
Date: Mar-2010
Abstract: This paper describes 2 case studies where problem based learning has been introduced to undergraduate civil engineering students in University College Dublin. Problem based learning 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.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Copyright (published version): 2010 SEFI
Keywords: Problem based learning;Lifelong learning;Civil engineering;Deep learning
Subject LCSH: Problem-based learning--Case studies
Civil engineering--Study and teaching (Higher)
Continuing education
Civil engineering--Study and teaching (Continuing education)
DOI: 10.1080/03043790903497328
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Civil Engineering Research Collection

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