Engineering Education is continuously evolving towards adapting to the new demands of the engineering profession. Today’s industrial society is characterized by the rapid technological developments, huge amount of available information and global networking possibilities. In this context, engineer students are nowadays expected to develop, together with classical technical skills, excellent skills in life-long learning, research of information, multidisciplinary knowledge, creativity, planning, decision-making, teamwork and communication. Active-learning methods in which students are engaged in different hands-on, problem-solving and open inquiry activities, have been shown to be effective to obtain deeper understanding as well as to help developing non-technical skills in Engineering Education.
For more than 20 years, we have carried out at EUSS research on collaborative, active-learning approaches, project and inquiry-based learning, ICT-supported methods, competence development etc. These methods are in line with the "Engineering by Doing" logo of our University.
At present, the most important research lines are:
Dra. Elena Bartolomé, Sr. Salvador Bernadàs, Dr. Ignasi Florensa, Dr. Miquel Angel Amer, Dr. Carles Luque, Dr. Andreu Moreno
Inquiry-based learning - Study and Research Paths (SRPs)
"Study and research paths: a new tool for Design and Management of Project Based Learning in Engineering Education", I Florensa, M Bosch, J Gascón, C Winslow, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERINNG EDUCATION, 34 (6), 1848-1862 (2018)
Project-based learning (PBL)
“Experiencia en la didáctica de métodos automáticos de síntesis de sistemas digitales”, C. Rubio, S. A. Bota, R. Holgado, A. Herms, ACTAS DEL III CONGRESO DE TECNOLOGIAS APLICADAS A LA ENSEÑANZA DE LA ELECTRÓNICA, , 311-316 (1998)