Active Learning for Engineering Education (ALE) is an international community of students, engineers, educators and people dedicated to improving engineering education through active learning techniques. The main activity of the ALE network is the anual organization of an ALE workshop, in different parts of the world.

This year the workshop will focus on the following topics:

  • Human-scale engineering
  • The role of emotions in learning
  • Autonomous learning
  • Beyond active learning
  • Is learning always evaluable?
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  • Defining, profiling and accommodating learning diversity in an international PBL-environment 

    Lindsay Alcock, Gordon; Blyt, Henrik (2009)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper investigates the wide diversity of learning experience, values and expectations of both students and lecturers in an international PBL environment. The results are based on 24 PBL- related learning parameters ...
  • What does it take to adopt portafolio practices?: the student perspective 

    Bonada Cruells, Eduard; Sala, Dolors (2009)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The objective of a research training process, from the learning perspective, is to acquire a set of basic competences that translate into a high level of professional and technical maturity. The use of a portfolio as a ...
  • Implementing active learning: a challenge to teachers and students in higher education 

    Saalman, Elisabeth (2009)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Higher education is in a process of changing conditions. Many of these changes concerns teaching and learning and the challenges both teachers and students need to be able to meet in the near future. This paper deals with ...
  • Making a virtual learning environment for non-assisted physics laboratory 

    Jorge Sánchez, Juan; Mercadé Capellades, Juan María; Conangla Triviño, Laura; Ferreres Soler, Enriqueta (2009)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The Physics laboratory is usually the main place where our students of engineering approach to the physical daily reality, from the technological and the scientific point of view, through experiments and motivating ...
  • Tintin in the land of PBL 

    Raucent, Benoît; Hernandez, Anne (2009)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    In PBL, the quality of the problem-situation has the greatest impact on group work and the investment and motivation of the students in the group. A very important aspect of the situation is that it comforts one’s own ...
  • Protocol and material for the introduction to the laboratory experimentation 

    Ferreres Soler, Enriqueta; Conangla Triviño, Laura; Mercadé, Joan M.; Jorge Sánchez, Joan, 1957- (2009)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Introducing students in the world of the experimentation has always been a complicated task, since the students are not familiar with the new work place. They have to handle different measuring devices, interiorize the ...
  • The debate between the students: element of learning knowledge and skills 

    Almajano Pablos, María Pilar; Bou Serra, Jordi; Corral Manuel de Villena, Ignacio de; Domingo Peña, Joan (2009)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The debate, between different participants, in that there are requested those who they compete for a working place that they defend an idea. There is valued his (her) capacity of persuasion, his (her) fluency of speech, ...
  • Defying some difficulties of the assessment of several generic competences 

    Fabregat Fillet, Jaume; Lleixà Arribas, Teresa; Martínez, F.; Tierno, Juana Maria (2009)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    A reference to concepts, procedures and attitudes and also to acquisition of capacities was frequent when people were interchanging opinions about the aspects that could be evaluated in a university-level student. Now, ...
  • Teaching with emerging experience: to develop leadership and innovation skills 

    Dagot, Dimitri; Delle-Vedove, Serge; Roullet, Luc; Pasquet, Nicolas; Gillet, Michel; Pareau, Dominique (2009)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper is based on a hands-on session proposed at ALE 2009 Conference (Active Learning for Engineering Education). It presents a teaching practice used at Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP) to foster engineering students’ ...
  • Active learning strategies applied to experimental research works conducted by foreign students in food engineering studies 

    Achaerandio Puente, María Isabel; Carbó Moliner, Rosa (2009)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Foreign students that come for a short stay usually need a cultural adaptation process due mainly to lacks in language skills and cultural differences. These facts involve that some alternative methods have to be developed ...

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