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|Title:||The effectiveness of project-based learning on net-generation aerospace engineering students|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the 47th AIAA Aerospace Science Meetings, 2009: pp.1-7|
|Conference Name:||AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (47th : 2009 : Florida, U.S.A)|
|Dorothy L. Missingham, Benjamin J. Chartier, Brad A. Gibson and Maziar Arjomandi|
|Abstract:||This paper presents an analysis of project based learning for today’s engineering students, of the ‘net-generation’. The learning attributes of the so-called ‘net-generation’, being characterised by their exposed to computer technology throughout their childhood development, generate specific challenges to educators, as traditional education techniques are less effective. Independent learning and active collaborative learning are critical components of the project based learning technique, which may be an effective educational tool for academics to exploit. These approaches match the preferred learning style of ‘netgeneration’ students who exhibit strong preference for independent learning, group work and the use information and communication technologies. This investigation is supported by a case study, of a project conducted by final year students, in the School of Mechanical Engineering, at The University of Adelaide.|
|Rights:||Copyright © 2009 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||Mechanical Engineering conference papers|
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