Using PBL and Rapid Prototyping Resources to Improve Learning Process
This paper aims to demonstrate the modeling and implementation of innovative teaching-learning practices in Higher Education, based on Active Learning Methodologies, by highlighting especially, PBL – Problem Based Learning using Rapid Prototyping devices. In order to apply PBL’s methodology to the graduation courses, it was developed an implementation model, in which, there are four levels of implementation. Each level has four class attributes, which are classroom space-time, student autonomy, teaching role and problem’s scope. The obtained results show that the students demonstrate higher levels of interest, participation, and involvement with classmates, motivation and content’s perennial assimilation. With the application of these methodologies, skills required by job market, such as teamwork, relationship, collaboration, proactivity and entrepreneurship are also developed.
KeywordsPBL Learning model Active learning Rapid Prototyping
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