Engineering better projects

James Morgan, April M Moon, Luciana R Barroso

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The requirements for a successful career in the 21st century are completely different than they were in the 20th century. With the ever changing technological advances and new problems being identified daily, we must
prepare students for jobs and challenges that possibly do not even exist today. Therefore, students must be equipped with problem-solving skills that enable them to systematically find solutions regardless of the specific problem they face. In addition, the Internet has made information easily and quickly accessible, which has caused a shift from the need for memorization to learning how to acquire valid information and create new information based on observations and analysis. Machines have also decreased the need for
unskilled labor, making it vital that our students know how to apply concepts instead of merely understanding concepts. These new demands are the reason engineering, ProjectMBased Learning (PBL), and the design process are now a focus in 21 51 century curricula.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSTEM project-based learning
Subtitle of host publicationAn integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) approach
EditorsRobert M. Capraro, Mary Margaret Capraro, James R. Morgan
Place of PublicationRotterdam, The Netherlands
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9789462091436
ISBN (Print)9789462091412
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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