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Fugate, James – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2018
A project-based course is where students engage in a series of projects, which help lead students to a defined level of skill as specified in the course goals. Unlike a traditional lecture course where students are given examinations to assess the level of student knowledge and understanding, a project-based course may not include any formal…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation
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Sedaghat, Ahmad; Al Shalabi, Ammar; Eilaghi, Armin; Assad, M. El Haj – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2018
A useful project is identified for the semester-four diploma students in their final workshop of mechanical engineering program in the school of engineering at Australian college of Kuwait (ACK). ACK is putting significant emphasis in project based learning (PBL) and is developing new courses for both diploma and degree programs according to PBL…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Design, Workshops
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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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Wood, Gaynor – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Graduate employment statistics are receiving considerable attention in UK universities. This paper looks at how a wide range of employability attributes can be developed with students, through the innovative use of the Project Based Learning (PjBL) approach. The case study discussed here involves a group of archaeology students from the University…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Job Skills, Archaeology, Active Learning
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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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Richards, Cameron – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2015
The challenge of better reconciling individual and collective aspects of innovative problem-solving can be productively addressed to enhance the role of PBL as a key focus of the creative process in future higher education. This should involve "active learning" approaches supported by related processes of teaching, assessment and…
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, Problem Based Learning, Portfolio Assessment, Systems Approach
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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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Coelho, Catherine – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Problem based learning (PBL) has been used in dental education over the past 20 years and uses a patient case scenario to stimulate learning in a small group setting, where a trained facilitator does not teach but guides the group to bring about deep contextualized learning, to be empathetic to each other and to encourage fair and equitable…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Problem Based Learning, Feedback (Response), Dental Health