Student-tutor for a PBL module: making the experience relevant for a future engineer
Document typeConference report
PublisherActive learning for engineering education (ALE)
Rights accessOpen Access
During their first week of engineering studies at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées Toulouse, France, 300 first year students are introduced to Project/problem Based Learning thanks to an introductory module (PBL0) which is designed to be both technical and fun. In order to recognise and valorise this involvement, INSA has created a “Pedagogy module” which is validated by 3 credits as part of their engineering course. The module adopts an active learning approach. During the module, the student-tutors engage in activities which contribute to the development of transversal competencies required in the engineering profession but also the ability to reflect on one’s actions in order to progress in one’s learning.
CitationRomano, Christophe; Hernandez, Anne; Bourret, Bernard. Student-tutor for a PBL module: making the experience relevant for a future engineer. A: . "Active learning for engineering education (ALE)". 2009.