Project-Based Learning: Ideas and Techniques for Delivery

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We are teaming up with Engineers Without Borders to provide this one-day training course on delivering project-based learning in undergraduate engineering education. Project-based learning has become a highly regarded pedagogy for developing industry-related skills in students. Join us to discover how to successfully deliver this teaching technique.

Aimed At
Academic staff teaching undergraduate engineering
Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in this training course, you will be able to:

  • Describe project-based learning and identify the key differences between project-based learning and more traditional methods of setting design projects.
  • Describe the behaviours needed from students and educators to enable successful project-based learning.
  • Design learning activities that encourage appropriate student and educator behaviour.
  • Design learning activities to help students develop their skills in:
    • Need identification and brief interrogation: understanding a design brief and how to develop a problem definition.
    • Divergent thinking: idea generation and evaluation.
    • Iterative idea development: refining ideas.
    • Communication of design ideas: communication of design and how it meets the needs outlined in the brief.
  • Outline a lesson plan for each of the four stages (outlined above) of the Engineering for People Design Challenge, or similar activity.

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Event Date(s)

Start date: 19 Sep 2017
End date: 19 Sep 2017

Host Organisation
Fazeley Studios

Suite 7, Fazeley Studios, 191 Fazeley Street
Birmingham B5 5SE