Active Learning in Engineering Education

Project ALIEN aims to improve the quality of higher education by providing more motivating, stimulating, and effective learning contexts based on active learning and problem-based learning that prepare students for their professional life through the development of industry desired competences. ALIEN aims to establish active learning and problem-based learning as strategic educational approaches in engineering higher education. Therefore, it introduces a learning intervention that addresses all challenges that inhibit the wide deployment of active and problem-based in engineering higher education. Infrastructure: ALIEN develops physical PBL labs at 12 partner universities in Asia, and more specifically in Malaysia, Pakistan, Nepal, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Digital services: ALIEN develops digital learning platform that promotes student collaboration in active and problem-based learning contexts towards developing problem-solving capabilities. Instructor training and community building: ALIEN delivers instructor training for facilitating the adoption of active and problem-based learning in classrooms. It further builds a community of educators, students, and other stakeholders for capacity building on the use of active and problem-based learning.
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Leading Institution
Carlos Vaz de Carvalho
Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education Project 586297/2017
University of Thessaly, Greece
Panepistimio Thessalias; Instituto Politécnico do Porto (Porto/Portugal); University of Central Lancashire; University of Malaya; Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN); Isra University (IU); Tallinn University (Tallin); Technical University of Gabrovo; Viet Nam National University (Ho Chi Minh City); Hanoi University; University of Battambang; Institute of Technology of Cambodia; Mean Chey University; Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University; Kathmandu University; National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences; Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Hanoi/Vietnam)
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