When projects are used in traditional classes, students are often expected to learn professional skills such as project management or communication along with technical skills. But often only technical skills are explicitly addressed and discussed. In this coffee&LEARN session, the presenting team will talk about their recently published study which aimed at assessing professional skills. The team examined which professional skills were students developing in team-based design projects in mechanical engineering in the context of Bachelor’s and Master’s courses. The results highlight features of projects that seem to support student learning of professional skills more effectively than others.
You can watch the recording here: https://tube.switch.ch/videos/EKBCFYnnlc
You can also read the paper published in European Journal of Engineering Education: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03043797.2021.1920890?scroll=top&needAccess=true&
The lunch&LEARN series was created by the Center LEARN to stimulate the exchange between learning science researchers and everyone at EPFL interested in teaching. Our sessions seek to either translate learning research into teaching practice or provide evidence and insights from teaching practice. Video recordings and slides from previous sessions can be found on lunch&LEARN. During this COVID-19 impacted period, we turned it into a remote session.