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Study of the Applications of Introduction of Computer Engineering Class using PBL

PBL을 이용한 컴퓨터공학입문 수업의 실제적 적용에 관한 연구

  • Lee, Keun-Soo (Department of Computer Web Information Engineering(& Computer System Institute), Hankyong National University)
  • 이근수 (한경대학교 컴퓨터웹정보공학과(& 컴퓨터 시스템 연구소))
  • Received : 2014.08.26
  • Accepted : 2014.10.10
  • Published : 2014.10.31

Abstract

In this thesis, PBL was applied to the subject for improving students' many skills that modern industrial society demands. Our engineering school developed PBL problems for PBL use, applied the problems to classes and confirmed the effectiveness of PBL. The study subjects were 63 freshman students in H University who took the 'Introduce of computer engineering'. We applied 5 PBL problems for 15 weeks. They wrote and submitted a reflective journal when they finished the every given PBL activity. In addition, they completed a class evaluation form after the activity of 5th PBL Problem ended. The study showed that the students experienced the effectiveness of PBL, such as the comprehension of the studied contents, the comprehension of the cooperative learning, authentic experience, creative problem-solving skills, presentation skills, communication ability, self-directed study ability and confidence. Some difficulties in gathering together and spending much time were also encountered. The students realized that the PBL learning activities were important methods because the students could develop into future intelligent engineers that modern industrial society demands through PBL learning activities. The main goal of an engineering school is to produce specialists with creative problem solving ability so that the effects of this study are quite promising for our engineering school.

Keywords

PBL, Problem-Based Learning;The effectiveness of PBL;PBL Application;Reflective journal;Cooperative Learning;Creative Problem-solving skills

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