Discussion as media and tool in PBL project-groups: constructing learning and managing

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Abstract

The Aalborg PBL Model encourages project-management as a way for students to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in their study-projects.
This paper looks into how the development of conversation skills relates to project-management as well as other factors. Through analysis of interviews focusing on the discussions which groups undertake in their pursuit of problem-solutions fulfilling assessed real-world needs as well as meeting the requirements of the educational program, it is concluded that discussions serve as a media for achieving learning and as a tool for developing skills essential for professional engineering practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPBL Across Cultures
EditorsKhairiyah Mohd-Yusof, Mahyuddin Arsat, Mohamad Termizi Borhan, Erik de Graaff, Anette Kolmos, Fatin Aliah Phang
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Publication date2013
Pages40-46
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7112-092-9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event4rd International Research Symposium on PBL 2013 - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Duration: 2 Jul 20133 Jul 2013

Conference

Conference4rd International Research Symposium on PBL 2013
LocationUniversiti Teknologi Malaysia
CountryMalaysia
Period02/07/201303/07/2013

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