Assessing Engineering Student Attitudes About Cognition Due to Project-Based Curriculum
In recent years, a substantial amount of research has been presented on project-based learning for educating engineers.[1, 2] It has been observed that this approach fosters a deeper learning and understanding of engineering concepts as opposed to the traditional lecture-based course structure. In addition, research has documented the prevalence of "Ill-Structured" problems that engineers face in their professional lives. Posing these types of "problems" in an academic environment would better prepare students for higher achievement after graduation, but adoption is sporadic.
Plumlee, Donald G.. (2011). "Assessing Engineering Student Attitudes About Cognition Due to Project-Based Curriculum". 118th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 26-29, 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada, .