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Title: Application of problem-based learning in an engineering course
Authors: Tse, WL
Chan, WL 
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Dublin Institute of Technology, Tempus Publications
Source: International journal of engineering education, 2003, v. 19, no. 5, p. 747-753 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of engineering education 
Abstract: The usual way of learning technical knowledge about a microcontroller (MCU) is by reading relevant handbooks and textbooks. This method requires students to memorize many technical terms and usually ignores its actual application of the data. In this paper, a new approach is proposed using the problem-based learning technique to convey such engineering knowledge. A creative group project was designed for the class whereby students were required to develop their own way of designing a calculator using MCU. Throughout the project, they acquired self-learning techniques to tackle new problems. Moreover, problem-based learning provided students with a cooperative learning environment to enhance their learning capabilities.
ISSN: 0949-149X
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