Foster Creative Engineers by PBL: A Case Study of Student Satellite Project (AAUSAT3) at Aalborg University in Denmark

Chunfang Zhou, Jens Frederik Dalsgaard Nielsen, Anette Kolmos

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In recent years, Problem and Project Based Learning (PBL) has been employed by a growing number of educational institutions to foster creative engineers. This paper aims to explore how PBL can develop creativity in engineering education. Accordingly, a qualitative case study was carried out with a student satellite project (AAUSAT3) in the department of electronic systems at Aalborg University in Denmark. Multiple methods including interviews and observation were employed. The analysis of the empirical data leads to the findings and discussions that PBL can foster creative engineers by providing conditions of problem analysis and solving, the shift from teaching to learning and team based projects. This research therefore contributes to both theory and practice in the PBL setting of engineering education.

TitelProceedings of Wireless VITAE 2011 : 2nd International Conference on Wireless Communication, Vehicular Technology, Information & Theory and Aerospace & Electronic System Technology
ForlagIEEE Press
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-4577-0786-5
StatusUdgivet - 2011
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedWireless VITAE - Chennai, Indien
Varighed: 28. feb. 20113. apr. 2011


KonferenceWireless VITAE