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Teaching Methods

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General Guidelines 

Phillip C. Wankat & Frank S. Oreovicz, Teaching Engineering, Purdue University, https://engineering.purdue.edu/ChE/AboutUs/Publications/TeachingEng/index.html


Guidelines on Learning that Inform Teaching at UNSW - http://www.guidelinesonlearning.unsw.edu.au/default.cfm


Active Learning

SCALE-UP: Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs (NCSU)


Problem Based Learning

De Graaff, E, and Kolmos, A (2003). Characteristics of problem-based learning. International Journal of Engineering Education, 19(5), 657-662.


Problem Based Learning in Engineering, UK: http://www.pble.ac.uk/


Useful resources at the University of Delaware: http://www.udel.edu/pbl/


Hadgraft, R. G. et al (2008) Project Handbook - a guide for students


A collection of useful links at CQU: http://pbl.cqu.edu.au/content/online_resources.htm



Halstead, A and Martin, L (2002) Learning styles: A tool for selecting students for group work. International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, 39(3), 245-252.


Tonso, KL (2006) Teams that work: Campus culture, engineer identity, and social interactions.  Journal of Engineering Education, January 2006, 25-37.


See also SPARK from UTS, WebPA from Loughborough (available from UQ) and CATME/Team-maker from Purdue


Cooperative Learning

Felder, R. M. and Brent, R. (1994). Cooperative learning in technical courses: Procedures, pitfalls and payoffs. Report to the National Science Foundation. ERIC Document Reproduction Service Report ED 377038 (1994), Available at:   http://www.ncsu.edu/felder-public/Papers/Coopreport.html


Roleplays / Simulations

Ip, A. and Willis S. (2002) Online Roleplay Designer’s Guide (http://www.learningdesigns.uow.edu.au/guides/info/G1/more/DesignersGuide.html)


First Year

Olds, BM and Miller, RL (2004) The effect of a first-year integrated engineering curriculum on graduation rates and student satisfaction: A longitudinal study.  Journal of Engineering Education, January 2004, 23-35.



Dym, CL, Agogino, AM, Eris, O, Frey, DD and Leifer, LJ (2005) Engineering design thinking, teaching, and learning. Journal of Engineering Education, 94(1), 103-120.


Griffin, PM,  Griffin, SO and Llewellyn, DC (2004) The impact of group size and project duration on capstone design.  Journal of Engineering Education, July 2004, 185-193.


Lecturing to Large Classes

Cannon, R and Newble, D (2000) A Handbook for Teachers in Universities and Colleges. A Guide to improving Teaching Methods, Chapter 4: “Teaching in Large Groups”, London. Kogan Page. Fourth Edition.


Teaching Large Classes, University of Queensland, an ALTC project


Online Learning

Bourne, J, Harris, D and Mayadas, F (2005) Online engineering education: Learning anywhere, anytime.  Journal of Engineering Education, 94(1), 131-146.


Cohen, SM and Ellis, TJ (2004) Developing criteria for an online learning environment: From the student and faculty perspectives.  Journal of Engineering Education, April 2004, 161-167.


Dearholt, DW, Alt, KJ, Halpin, RF and Oliver, RL (2004) Foundational aspects of student-controlled learning: A paradigm for design, development, and assessment appropriate for web-based instruction. Journal of Engineering Education, April 2004, 129-138.



Abdulwahed, M and Nagy, Z (2009) Applying Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle for Laboratory Education.  Journal of Engineering Education, 98(3), 283-294.


Feisel, L.D. and Rosa, A.J. (2005) The role of the laboratory in undergraduate engineering education.  Journal of Engineering Education, 94(1), 121-130.


Scanlon, E, Morris, E, Di Paolo, T and Cooper, M (2002) Contemporary approaches to learning science: Technology-mediated practical work, Studies in Science Education, 38, 73-112.


Lindsay, ED and Good, MC (2005) Effects of laboratory access modes upon learning outcomes, IEEE Transactions on Education, 48, 619-631.


Ma, J and Nickerson, JV (2006) Hands-on, simulated, and remote laboratories: A comparative literature review, ACM Computing Surveys, 38(3), Article 7. 


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