Project Approaches to Learning in Engineering Education:The Practice of Teamwork

Project Approaches to Learning in Engineering Education:The Practice of Teamwork

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Project approaches in engineering education are a relatively recent phenomenon in Portugal, Spain and Latin-America. Teachers, educational researchers and managers in engineering education are discovering the added value of team work, solving interdisciplinary open-ended problems in a meaningful learning environment that is similar to the professional context of future engineers. This book seeks to present a wide range of experiences of project approaches to engineering education, varying from mature to starting. It discusses different aspects of project approaches like project management, teacher training, assessment and institutional support. It also describes experiences taking place in a number of countries a€“ Portugal, Brazil, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Spain and Australia a€“ in order to provide an overview of project approaches in different cultural backgrounds. It aims to encourage those who are considering project approaches in their own engineering education context, taking into account the advantages of training future engineers through project work, while being aware of the challenges that a shift from traditional education to a project may bring.vice-versa); b) coordination team members individual perceptions on the relevance of the project theme; and c) project ... The theme scope is normally wide enough to allow for significant diversity in both problem solving approaches and solutions. The 2008-2009 first year first semester project intended to design and detail the: a€œProduction of batteries for plug-in ... The Portuguese government holds a strategic agreement with Renault-Nissan group for the introduction of electric carsanbsp;...

Title:Project Approaches to Learning in Engineering Education:The Practice of Teamwork
Author: Luiz Carlos de Campos, Ely Anotonio Tadeu Dirani, Ana Lucia Manrique
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-09-15

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