Case study of the introduction of problem-based learning in electronic engineering

J.E. Mitchell, J. Smith

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    This paper reports on the implementation of problem-based learning (PBL) in anundergraduate electronic engineering degree programme. Initially, there is a review of literature toexplore the claims made about the benefits of PBL and how these informed the development of our PBLcourse. This is followed by a description of the course and an explanation of our case study approach.We detail and discuss our findings in relation to theory and the development process, and concludethat from our experience PBL performs well as an adjunct to traditional teaching when considered inthe context of the teaching of electronic engineering.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)131-143
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal of Electrical Engineering Education
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008


    • case study
    • problem-based learning


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