Using student experience of problem-based learning in virtual space to drive engineering educational pedagogy

Gibbings, Peter, Lidstone, John, and Bruce, Christine (2008) Using student experience of problem-based learning in virtual space to drive engineering educational pedagogy. In: Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. From: 19th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education: industry and beyond, 7-10 December 2008, Yeppoon, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

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.

Item ID: 55480
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: problem based learning; creative pedagogies; engineering curriculum; John Lidstone; HERN;
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Copyright Information: Copyright 2008 Gibbings, Lidstone and Bruce
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 01:08
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing @ 34%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 33%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation @ 33%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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