Collaborative Project-Based Learning in Training of Engineering Students

  • Gulnara F. Khasanova
  • Phillip A. Sanger
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 715)


This paper describes an implementation of project based learning to a class of Russian students studying psychodiagnostics. A survey of the students after the experience was compared to a separate class of BS students in professional education. Based on these surveys and interviews with students, the results suggest that explicit training in project management tools and exercises in skills for team dynamics might enhance the positive experience.


Project based learning Psychodiagnostics Russian education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kazan National Research Technological UniversityKazanRussia
  2. 2.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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