Enginite’s 12 Principles for Problem-Based Learning

Over the last 6 months we have been working with our partners on the EU ErasmusPlus-funded Enginite programme to develop 12 principles for delivering problem-based learning. To help spread the word, we’ve created a series of videos, one for each video.

Watch the video series on YouTube.

Enginite is a training programme for recently-graduated engineers who are looking to build their employabilty through further training and a hands-on placement. The training is being delivered using problem-based learning methods. These 12 principles we co-developed as a team and are the basis upon which this training has been designed.

The twelve principles are:

  1. A pre-requisite to learning is that students experience ownership of their learning
  2. Be flexible in defining learning outcomes
  3. Aim for exemplarity
  4. Learners will arrive at learning outcomes through different routes
  5. Learning through reflection
  6. Let the students be the guide to what they do and don’t understand
  7. Be a facilitator, not a teacher
  8. Move facilitation style from ‘follow me’ to ‘joint experimentation’
  9. Learning through social processes
  10. Create the physical learning environment for problem-based learning
  11. Students define their own assessment
  12. Develop learner skills for problem-based learning

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In case you are wondering, we recorded these videos in Crete where the Technical University of Crete, one of the project partners, is based, hence the photo of turquoise sea. It’s better than a photo of a workshop.



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