Title

Comparing a Modified Problem-Based Learning Approach to a Traditional Approach to Teaching Heat Transfer

Abstract

Experience has convinced me that traditional lectures are easy for the professor, but are not always the best educational approach for the majority of my students. Over the years I have tried to incorporate more active approaches in the classroom. I incorporated many active learning activities and added technology-driven modifications to my courses. More recently I tried adding problem-based learning (PBL) to my classes. I found that light use of a modified form of PBL along with a variety of other active learning elements have improved the level of student involvement, classroom morale, and, ultimately, the learning that occurred in my classes.

Meeting Name

120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2013: Jun. 23-26, Atlanta, GA)

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Active Learning; Educational approach; Problem based learning; Problem-based learning approaches; Student involvements; Traditional approaches, Engineering education, Teaching

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jun 2013

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