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Arantes do Amaral, Joao Alberto; Araujo, Cintia Rejane Möller; Lino dos Santos, Rebeca Júlia Rodrigues – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2018
In this article, we describe a project management course developed in a multi-campus, blended learning environment, with the participation of 14 NGOs. There were 70 undergraduate students involved, from three campuses of the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil. We discuss how the course was conceptualized, provide an outline of its curriculum…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Student Projects, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
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Arantes do Amaral, Joao Alberto – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2017
In this case study we discuss the dynamics that drive a free-of-charge project-based learning extension course. We discuss the lessons learned in the course, "Laboratory of Social Projects." The course aimed to teach project management skills to the participants. It was conducted from August to November of 2015, at Federal University of…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Case Studies, Extension Education
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Arantes do Amaral, Joao Alberto; Petroni, Liége Mariel; Hess, Aurélio – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The ability to raise funds is a skill that most modern project managers need. While a good deal of literature exists on the strategies NGOs employ to raise funds for their operations, less attention has been paid to the strategies used by students involved in Project-Based Learning courses that often partner with NGOs. Fundraising is an important…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning
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Arantes do Amaral, Joao Alberto; Gonçalves, Paulo; Hess, Aurélio – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This article describes the project-based learning environment created to support project management graduate courses. The paper will focus on the learning context and procedures followed for 13 years, in 47 project-based learning MBA courses, involving approximately 1,400 students and 34 community partners.
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects, Program Administration
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Arantes do Amaral, Joao Alberto; Gonçalves, Paulo – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This case study describes a continuous improvement experience, conducted from 2002 to 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, within 47 Project-Based Learning MBA courses, involving approximately 1,400 students. The experience report will focus on four themes: (1) understanding the main dynamics present in MBA courses; (2) planning a systemic intervention in…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Case Studies