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Application of Project-Based Learning (PBL) to the Teaching of Electrical Power Systems Engineering
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electric Power Systems.
2012 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Education, ISSN 0018-9359, E-ISSN 1557-9638, Vol. 55, no 4, 495-501 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Project-based learning (PBL), a learning environment in which projects drive learning, has been successfully used in various courses in the educational programs of different disciplines. However, concerns have been raised as to the breadth of the content covered and, in particular, whether PBL can be applied to specialized subjects without compromising the coverage of the required technical content. This paper discusses the advantages and drawbacks of using the PBL methodology in teaching specialized subjects in electrical power engineering, based on the authors' reflections and student feedback. The design and delivery of a PBL-based course in power system modeling and analysis is used as an example. It is asserted that proper usage of PBL makes it possible to deliver both technical content and generic professional skills in a specialized course.

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2012. Vol. 55, no 4, 495-501 p.
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Curriculum design, electrical engineering, engineering education, PBL, portfolio assessment, power system modeling and analysis, project-based learning
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-119137DOI: 10.1109/TE.2012.2191588ISI: 000314465800008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-119137DiVA: diva2:610320
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Available from: 2013-03-11 Created: 2013-03-07 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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