Warming up for PBL: a course in mathematical modelling and problem solving
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2015

The step from traditional teaching to PBL is considerable and it has previously been proposed that students should be skilled at problem solving before entering a PBL course. In this paper, we first discuss some key ideas behind the design of a successful course in mathematical modelling and problem solving for engineering students. A central aim of the course is to help the students to understand the power of learning by exploration, a missing key compo-nent in the students’ ability to solve problems. We then discuss how this kind of course can serve as an intermediate step in a progression towards more self-directed project-based and problem-based learning.

progression

engineering education

PBL

problem solving

mathematical modelling

Författare

Dag Wedelin

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik

Tom Adawi

Chalmers, Tillämpad informationsteknologi, Avdelningen för ingenjörsutbildningsvetenskap (EER)

Högre Utbildning

2000-7558 (ISSN)

Vol. 5 23-34

Styrkeområden

Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

Transport

Ämneskategorier

Utbildningsvetenskap

Matematik

Fundament

Grundläggande vetenskaper

Lärande och undervisning

Pedagogiskt arbete