Project Approaches to Learning in Engineering Education

The Practice of Teamwork

  • Luiz Carlos de Campos
  • Ely Antonio Tadeu Dirani
  • Ana Lύcia Manrique
  • Natascha van Hattum-Janssen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Luiz Carlos de Campos, Ely Antonio Tadeu Dirani, Ana Lύcia Manrique, Natascha van Hattum-Janssen
    Pages 1-3
  3. Luiz Carlos de Campos, Ely Antonio Tadeu Dirani, Ana Lύcia Manrique
    Pages 5-14
  4. Wim Weenk, Maria van der Blij
    Pages 29-52
  5. Rui M. Lima, Dinis Carvalho, Rui M. Sousa, Anabela Alves, Francisco Moreira, Diana Mesquita et al.
    Pages 53-76
  6. Alex Stojcevski, Xiangyun Du, Tomas Benz
    Pages 77-88
  7. Sonia M. Gómez Puente, Corinne J. M. Jongeneelen, Jacob C. Perrenet
    Pages 89-108
  8. Jordi Segalàs
    Pages 109-124
  9. Sandra Fernandes, Maria A. Flores, Rui M. Lima
    Pages 147-160
  10. Natascha van Hattum-Janssen
    Pages 161-175

About this book


Project approaches in engineering education are a relatively recent phenomenon in Portugal, Spain and Latin-America. Teachers, educational researchers and managers in engineering education are discovering the added value of team work, solving interdisciplinary open-ended problems in a meaningful learning environment that is similar to the professional context of future engineers. This book seeks to present a wide range of experiences of project approaches to engineering education, varying from mature to starting. It discusses different aspects of project approaches like project management, teacher training, assessment and institutional support. It also describes experiences taking place in a number of countries – Portugal, Brazil, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Spain and Australia – in order to provide an overview of project approaches in different cultural backgrounds. It aims to encourage those who are considering project approaches in their own engineering education context, taking into account the advantages of training future engineers through project work, while being aware of the challenges that a shift from traditional education to a project may bring.


science education project-based learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Luiz Carlos de Campos
    • 1
  • Ely Antonio Tadeu Dirani
    • 2
  • Ana Lύcia Manrique
    • 3
  • Natascha van Hattum-Janssen
    • 4
  1. 1.Pontifical Catholic University of São PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Pontifical Catholic University of São PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Pontifical Catholic University of São PauloBrazil
  4. 4.University of MinhoBragaPortugal

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