Iron Range Engineering is a unique complete-PBL curriculum for upper division students. Rather than studying about engineering in traditional engineering courses, IRE students solve complex and ill-structured industry problems in mining, milling, and manufacturing industries. To support students’ transition to PBL and to facilitate deep approaches to learning technical and professional competencies required for the engineers of the future, faculty have created a variety of structures. This paper describes IRE’s PBL implementation and reports the results of a qualitative study of their students.
3rd International Research Symposium on PBL
Marra, R. M., Palmer, B., Ulseth, R., and Johnson, B. “The Iron Range Engineering PBL Curriculum: How Students Adapt within PBL”, 3rd International Research Symposium on PBL. Coventry, U.K. November 2011. Conference paper.
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