USING PROJECT-BASED LEARNING TO DEVELOP PROFESSIONAL SKILLS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS

J. Barbosa, J. Arenas Berrio

EAFIT University (COLOMBIA)
This work presents the application of Project-Based Learning (PBL) in Descriptive Geometry course in Mechanical Engineering Degree, the strategy of educational innovation seeks to introduce basic concepts of the design of engineering objects in a subject of high complexity such as smooth surfaces of double curvature, and that implies learning difficulties for students. In addition, incorporating project-based Learning, the development of transversal and professional competences such as teamwork, problem solving, effective communication and self-learning is intensified. Our model consists in evaluating the work done by the students through the evaluation by structured rubrics, which consider the student's own performance, his colleagues, the work group and the teacher. Finally, it shows the process followed in the development of the study using PBL and the results of the statistical analysis.