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Problem Based learning

NITTTR via Swayam


Recently, there is a shift from the traditional methods of lecture-based teaching in undergraduate engineering courses to adopt more learner-centered teaching approaches, such as Problem-based Learning (PBL). It would support the engineering faculty members to develop competencies in engineering students by focusing on the “ings” e.g. planning, communicating, designing, problem-solving rather than just having the classes which are dominated by the “ics” e.g. mathematics, physics, dynamics, electronics, etc. PBL also helps to develop problem-solving skills, self-directed learning skills and critical thinking of the students. This course has been divided into five modules like Background of PBL, Implementation issues of PBL in the Classroom, Developing Problems and Tutorial Process in PBL, Assessment and Evaluation in PBL and Domain Specific Applications of PBL with recent research trends. Aim of this course is to help the teachers of engineering education to make their students competent in long term education.



Week 01:-Module 1: Introduction to Problem Based Learning
  • Traditional vs. Cognitive Learning
  • Behavioural Learning
  • Cognitive Learning
  • Constructivist Learning
  • Why PBL?

Week 02:-Module 2: Implementation Issues in Problem Based Learning
  • Introduction to Implementation Issues in PBL
  • Factors Not Limited To Tutorial Room
  • Role of Tutors
  • Role of Students

Week 03:-Module 3: Developing Problems and Tutorial Process
  • Principles of Problem Design
  • Seven Steps of Problem Design
  • PBL Tutorial Process
  • PBL Curriculum
  • Online PBL

Week 04:-Module 4: Assessment and Evaluation
  • Introduction to Assessment and Evaluation
  • Components of Assessment and Evaluation in PBL
  • Different forms of Assessment in PBL
  • Characteristics of assessment and evaluation in PBL
  • Grading Criteria in PBL

Week 05:-Module 5: PBL Applications and Research Trends
  • Case Study in Computer Science and Engineering

Week 06:-Module 5: PBL Applications and Research Trends
  • Case Study in Electrical Engineering

Week 07:-Module 5: PBL Applications and Research Trends
  • Case Study in Mathematical Science

Week 08:-Module 5: PBL Applications and Research Trends
  • Case Study in Mechanical Engineering

Taught by

Dr. Indrajit Saha

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