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Student Experiences Of A Project-Based Learning Module, Gavin Duffy, Ted Burke, Shannon Chance, Brian Bowe, Robert Howard Sep 2013

Student Experiences Of A Project-Based Learning Module, Gavin Duffy, Ted Burke, Shannon Chance, Brian Bowe, Robert Howard

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In this paper we investigate the experiences of first year electrical engineering students of a project-based learning (PBL) module in which students work in groups to design and build a robot to compete in a sumo wrestling competition. The 5 ECTS module is the first PBL module encountered by the students in this programme and is the only module of its kind in first year in which students work in groups and assessment and feedback are based on both process skills and technical knowledge. The module is designed to be student-centred, i.e. the student is encouraged to actively control ...