Active Problem-based Learning for Engineering Higher Education

Hariklia Tsalapatas, Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, Olivier Heidmann, Elias Houstis

Abstract

The engineering sector today faces a shortage of technical personnel as a result of fast evolving technologies in innovation related sectors expected to drive economic growth. Engineering higher education is in need of modernization in order to link student skills to labour market needs. Skills necessary for supporting economic growth include both a sound theoretical background as well as transversal competencies such as problem-solving capacity, creativity, and analytical thinking. This work presents a problem-based learning framework that aims to more effectively develop students for transitioning into the world of work. This is pursued through active educational approaches supported by digital learning services that promote collaboration, innovative mindsets, autonomous, and self-relying work. The proposed platform facilitates learning experiences that integrate simulations and serious games linked to real world challenges in the context of wider, blended learning practices. The framework is being developed by a network of European and South Asian universities with the objective of integrating needs from diverse cultural, economic, and educational environments resulting into an educational platform with international relevance.

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in Harvard Style

Tsalapatas H., Vaz de Carvalho C., Heidmann O. and Houstis E. (2019). Active Problem-based Learning for Engineering Higher Education.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 347-351. DOI: 10.5220/0007720403470351


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu19,
author={Hariklia Tsalapatas and Carlos Vaz de Carvalho and Olivier Heidmann and Elias Houstis},
title={Active Problem-based Learning for Engineering Higher Education},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2019},
pages={347-351},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007720403470351},
isbn={978-989-758-367-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Active Problem-based Learning for Engineering Higher Education
SN - 978-989-758-367-4
AU - Tsalapatas H.
AU - Vaz de Carvalho C.
AU - Heidmann O.
AU - Houstis E.
PY - 2019
SP - 347
EP - 351
DO - 10.5220/0007720403470351