Evaluation of the Use of Two Teaching Techniques in Engineering

Jose Antonio Alvarez Salas, J. Segundo, C. Álvarez, J. C. Arellano, A. A. Pérez


This paper presents an analysis of the practical implementation of two teaching techniques so-called Problem-Based Learning and Cooperative Learning. These techniques were applied to some courses in the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and evaluated through assessment rubrics.
In a sample of students and teachers, the assessment rubrics were applied to numerically evaluate the proportion of each course, in which the teacher uses traditional teaching versus teaching for meaningful learning. The results of the presented analysis allow to verify the use of these teaching techniques by professors of the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
This activity was developed as a part of the work established by the Institutional Development Plan of the Faculty of Engineering, which includes the strategic objective of developing an innovative educational model in the following ten years.


Cooperative learning; meaningful learning; problem-based learning

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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