MIPRO and University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Rebecca Christianson (Olin College of Engineering, Needham, USA)
Predrag Pale (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia)
In this workshop, participants had an oportunity to explore the integration of mathematics learning into a hands-on, project-based engineering context. It has been worked through example activities from a few different contexts so participants were able to experience how these activities work from a student perspective. The pedagogical research and theories underpinning why these sorts of activities are so successful were discussed. The practicalities of implementing project based learning including project selections and framing, structure, teaming, mentoring and assessment were discussed as well.
Participants were able to gain a practical understanding of how to teach mathematics fundamentals through project based learning in an engineering context and had an opportunity to understand both the student experience in these activities as well as the faculty considerations in designing them.