Promoting PBL Through an Active Learning Model and the Use of Rapid Prototyping Resources

Jovani Castelan, Rosemere Damasio Bard


This paper aims to present an active learning model for the implementation of in-novative teaching-learning practices in Higher Education, based on Active Learn-ing Methodologies by highlighting especially, PBL – Problem Based Learning using Rapid Prototyping devices. In order to apply PBL’s methodology to the courses, an implementation model with four levels of implementation was devel-oped. Each level has four class attributes, which are the problem’s scope, student autonomy, teaching role and classroom space-time. The obtained results show that the students demonstrate higher levels of interest, participation, and involve-ment with classmates, motivation and content’s perennial assimilation. With the application of these methodologies, skills required by job market, such as team-work, relationship, collaboration, proactivity and entrepreneurship are also devel-oped.


PBL, Implementation Model, Active Learning, Rapid Prototyping

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