Using student experience of problem-based learning in virtual space to drive engineering educational pedagogy
Lidstone, John, Gibbings, Peter, & Bruce, Christine S. (2008) Using student experience of problem-based learning in virtual space to drive engineering educational pedagogy. In 19th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education : Industry and Beyond, 7-10th December 2008, Yeppoon, Queensland.
This paper reports outcomes of an investigation into the different ways students go about problem-based learning (PBL) in virtual space. Five qualitatively different conceptions of PBL in virtual space were discovered, and each reveals variation in how students attend to learning by PBL in virtual space. Results indicate that PBL in virtual space when appropriately designed with respect to students’ online learning experience can: 1) be responsible for making students aware of deeper ways of experiencing PBL in virtual space, and 2), engender graduate attributes and capabilities of problem solving, ability to transfer basic knowledge to real-life scenarios, ability to adapt to changes and apply knowledge in unusual situations, ability to think critically and creatively, and a commitment to continuous life-long learning and self-improvement.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||problem based learning, creative pedagogies, engineering curriculum, John Lidstone|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Gibbings, Lidstone and Bruce|
|Copyright Statement:||The authors have assigned AAeE and educational non-profit institutions a non-exclusive licence to use the document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided the article is used in full and the copyright statement included.|
|Deposited On:||18 Feb 2009 17:44|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:50|
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