Reflective learning in engineering education: A case study of shell ECO-marathon

S. Von Solms, H. Nel

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Abstract

Globally, universities are reinventing STEM education where traditional classroom methods are substituted or supplemented with practical learning methods such as problem-based learning and project-based learning. Another method, not often employed in STEM, is learning through reflection. This paper presents a case study where a group of engineering students participated in an international competition, the Shell Eco-Marathon, and partook in reflective learning before and after the event. The results indicate that students who learn through reflection value the inclusion of project-based learning in their curricula, which emphasizes the importance of this study for the future of engineering education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages274-278
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538609484
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2017 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 10 Dec 201713 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Volume2017-December
ISSN (Print)2157-3611
ISSN (Electronic)2157-362X

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2017
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period10/12/1713/12/17

Keywords

  • Reflective learning
  • STEM education
  • project-based learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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