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Bani-Hani, Ehab; Al Shalabi, Ammar; Alkhatib, Fadi; Eilaghi, Armin; Sedaghat, Ahmad – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The main challenges facing a project based learning (PBL) facilitator in our institution is addressed here in team forming for multidisciplinary PBL subjects of diploma students in mechanical and civil engineering. These challenges include the type of projects, how to team up students, how to proceed with planning, how to swap planning outputs…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Engineering Education
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Sedaghat, Ahmad; AlJundub, Mohammad; Eilaghi, Armin; Bani-Hani, Ehab; Sabri, Farhad; Mbarki, Raouf; Assad, M. El Haj – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2017
The PBL unit of fluid and electrical drive systems is taught in final semester of undergraduates in mechanical engineering department of the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK). The recent project on an automated punching machine is discovered more appealing to both students and instructors in triggering new ideas and satisfaction end results. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Mechanics (Physics)
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Ravn, Ole; Jensen, Annie Aarup – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2016
In this article we discuss the contemporary conditions for running the Aalborg Problem Based Learning-model (PBL). We try to pinpoint key characteristics of these conditions emphasising Lyotard's conception of knowledge production referred to as the move towards a postmodern condition for knowledge. Through discussions of this alleged condition…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Postmodernism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Anicic, Katarina Pažur; Mekovec, Renata – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This paper describes the implementation of problem-based learning (PBL) principles in an undergraduate IT service management course, followed by the results about student satisfaction and work performance. The results indicate the students' general satisfaction with the course implementation, as well as some challenges regarding the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Undergraduate Study, Information Technology, Student Attitudes
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Nowrouzian, Forough L.; Farewell, Anne – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2013
Teamwork has become an integral part of most organisations today, and it is clearly important in Science and other disciplines. In Science, research teams increase in size while the number of single-authored papers and patents decline. Team-work in laboratory sciences permits projects that are too big or complex for one individual to be tackled.…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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O'Shea, Noreen; Verzat, Caroline; Raucent, Benoit; Ducarme, Delphine; Bouvy, Thérèse; Herman, Benoit – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to investigate how PBL student teams develop specific leadership configurations when implementing interdisciplinary projects and whether or not tutors help in dealing with the group interactions that are subsequently generated. The data set was drawn from 2 cohorts of first-year students engaged in PBL activities in an…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Tutors, Problem Based Learning, Cooperative Learning
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Murray-Harvey, Rosalind; Pourshafie, Tahereh; Reyes, Wilma Santos – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2013
Group work, an essential component of learning and teaching in problem-based learning (PBL), is compromised if students' experiences of PBL are colored by dissatisfaction with the process or outcomes. For the potential benefits of PBL to be realized PBL group work must be genuinely collaborative to address students' personal and professional…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Preservice Teachers, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods