Problem-based teaching in engineering education

Marina Kuimova, Douglas D. Burleigh, Anastasiya Trofimova

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The aerospace industry requires highly educated, motivated engineers capable of working with increasingly complex processes and equipment, rapidly-changing requirements, and the need to constantly improve production efficiency. Colleges and universities throughout the world strive to provide training to young professionals for jobs in high-tech industries and to provide not only core technical knowledge, but also training on how to approach problems creatively and to generate novel solutions to problems. Problem-based learning (PBL) contributes to solving this problem. This paper reviews the literature on PBL, studies its benefits and drawbacks, and presents the positive results achieved by its implementation in the training of engineering students at Tomsk Polytechnic University.

Original languageEnglish
Article number06006
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2016
Event4th Russian Forum for Young Scientists with International Participation "Space Engineering" 2016 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 12 Apr 201614 Apr 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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